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Synaesthesia : classic and contemporary readings

Author: John E Harrison; Simon Baron-Cohen
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Synaesthesia is a condition in which a stimulus in one sensory modality automatically triggers a perceptual experience in another sensory modality. This book brings together what is known about this  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John E Harrison; Simon Baron-Cohen
ISBN: 063119763X 9780631197638 0631197648 9780631197645
OCLC Number: 59664610
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I: Background: 1. Synaesthesia: An Introduction: John E. Harrison and Simon Baron-Cohen (Cambridge University). 2. Synaesthesia: Richard Cytowic. Part II: Classic Papers: 3. Extract on Synaesthesia from 'Inquiries into Human Faculty': Sir Francis Galton. 4. On Coloured-Hearing Synaesthesia: Cross-Modal Translations of Sensory Dimensions: Lawrence Marks. 5. 'Correspondences': Charles Baudelaire. 6. Extract from "The Mind of a Mnemonist": Alexander Luria. Part III: Neuroscientific Perspectives: 7. Synaesthesia: A Review of Psychological Theories: John E. Harrison and Simon Baron-Cohen (Cambridge University). 8. The Physiological Basis of Synaesthesia: Christopher D. Frith and Eraldo Paulesu (Wellcome Department of Cognitive Neurology and Institute H. San Raffaele, Milan). 9. Perception and Sensory Information in Synaesthetic Experience: Petter G. Grossenbacher (National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda). 10. Possible Implications of Synaesthesia for the Hard Question of Consciousness: Jennifer Gray, Julia Nunn, Steve Williams and Simon Baron-Cohen (Institute of Psychiatry, City University, Institute of Psychiatry and Cambridge University). 11. Synaesthesia: Is a Genetic Analysis Feasible? : Mark E. S. Bailey and Keith Johnson (Both Glasgow University). Part IV: Developmental Perspectives: 12. Synaesthesia: Implications for Modularity of Mind: Gabriel M. A. Segal (King's College, London). 13. Neonatal Synaesthesia: Implications for the Processing of Speech and Faces: Daphne Maurer. 14. Synaesthesia: Implications for Developmental Neurobiology: Henri Kennedy, Colette Dehay, Alexandre Batardiere and Pascal Barone (All INSERM, France). Part V: Clinical and Personal Perspectives: 15. Synaesthesia: Possible Mechanisms: E. M. R. Critchley (Preston Royal Infirmary). 16. Two Synaesthetes Talking Color: Alison Motluk (New Scientist).
Responsibility: edited by John E. Harrison and Simon Baron-Cohen.


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