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Synaesthesia: Classic and Contemporary Readings Paperback – 30 Nov 1996

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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (30 Nov. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0631197648
  • ISBN-13: 978-0631197645
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.3 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,356,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Synaesthesia is a condition in which a stimulus in one sensory modality automatically triggers a perceptual experience in another. For example, on hearing a sound, the person immediately sees a color. How does this happen? Is it a real phenomenon? Why do some people develop this condition and not others? And might synaesthesia unlock important clues about the organization of the normal brain?

This volume brings together what is known about this fascinating neurological condition. The above questions, and new issues arising from the recent wave of cognitive neuroscientific research into synaesthesia, are debated in a series of chapters by leading authorities in the field. The book will be of great interest to researchers and students in the cognitive neurosciences, and is intended to spark further investigation into this relatively neglected, extraordinary phenomenon.

About the Author

Simon Baron–Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is Director of the Autism Research Centre (ARC) in Cambridge.

John E Harrison is a Researh Associate at the University of Cambridge.

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Would recommend for students studying Psychology or Biology. I would also recommend for anyone with a general interest in unusual/rare disorders and phenomena.
It is probably the best introductory book to Synaesthesia that I've come across, and is well worth a read.
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This is perhaps the best book I have purchased in Amazon. It arrived in perfect condiction and on time. I strongly recommend this book to those who are interested in the studies on connection between the senses.
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HASH(0x97e5c5a0) out of 5 stars An interesting and very diverse book on synaesthesia 15 Oct. 1999
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Just like most books of collected readings, Classic and Contemp. Readings presents many conflicting view points that can either confuse the reader or stimulate the reader (hopefully both). Some of the readings are relatively old so the language and ideas are a little archaic. All in all however the diverse readings represent a good majority of the ideas behind synaesthesia. This book is for serious exploration into synaesthesia.
HASH(0x97e5d870) out of 5 stars Great Ideas, Thought Provoking, Good Compliation 8 Mar. 2013
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As a Synesthete soon to enter the medical field, I decided that I wanted to learn a bit more about my "condition" and to see what kinds of scientific readings were out there. I found that the compilation of readings in this book had many great perspectives to consider and different angles to look at Synaesthesia. The readings are not dry and I have even pulled a few quotes that I consider very thought provoking.
All in all, this book is great if you're looking to expand your vocabulary a little (a little bit of scientific talk, but not too much to be confusing), and excellent if you're curious about an interesting subject like Synaesthesia. I highly recommend this book.
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