Springer Series in Neuropsychology

Synesthesia

A Union of the Senses

Authors: Cytowic, Richard E.

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Synesthesia comes from the Greek syn (meaning union) and aisthesis (sensation), literally interpreted as a joining of the senses. Synesthesia is an involuntary joining in which the real information from one sense is joined or accompanies a perception in another. Dr. Cytowic reports extensive research into the physical, psychological, neural, and familial background of a group of synesthets. His findings form the first complete picture of the brain mechanisms that underlie this remarkable perceptual experience. His research demonstrates that this rare condition is brain-based and perceptual and not mind-based, as is the case with memory or imagery. Synesthesia offers a unique and detailed study of a condition which has confounded scientists for more than 200 years.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cytowic, Richard E., MD

    Pages 1-22

  • Synesthetes Speak for Themselves

    Cytowic, Richard E., MD

    Pages 23-60

  • Theories of Synesthesia: A Review and a New Proposal

    Cytowic, Richard E., MD

    Pages 61-90

  • Overlaps: To What Is Synesthesia Similar?

    Cytowic, Richard E., MD

    Pages 91-146

  • The Neural Substrates of Synesthesia

    Cytowic, Richard E., MD

    Pages 147-176

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Synesthesia
Book Subtitle
A Union of the Senses
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Neuropsychology
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-3542-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-3542-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-8149-8
Series ISSN
1431-8571
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 354
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