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Seeing Sounds, Hearing Colors: The Neuroscience of Synaesthesia

Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

On Science Series

Featured Speaker: Berit Brogaard, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Center for Neurodynamics, University of Missouri – St. Louis; Principal Investigator, Brogaard Lab devoted to synesthesia and multisensory perception; American editor, international philosophy journal, Erkenntnis

Photo credit: University of Missouri – St. Louis

Painter and photographer David Hockney perceives music in terms of colour and shape, and Richard Feynman and Vladimir Nabokov linked letters and numbers to colours. All three are synaesthetes. Synaesthesia– a fusion of the senses, is a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway in unusual ways– letters or numbers have colours, someone hears sounds in response to visual motion. Learn more about this fascinating condition and what it says about the idea that genius and special abilities are hidden aspects of us all.

To be held at:

OASIS in Forest Park, Dennis and Judith Jones Visitor’s Center

5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park

St. Louis, MO 63112

Registration required. FREE to the first 10 registrants, $10 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL.  Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome.

For more information, or to register, CLICK HERE, or call 314.533.8586.


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Thursday, August 22, 2013
10:30 AM-12:00 PM
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