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The man who tasted shapes : a bizarre medical mystery offers revolutionary insights into emotions, reasoning and consciousness

Author: Richard E Cytowic
Publisher: New York : Putnam, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cytowic examines the world of synesthetes and the nature of memory, the roots of creativity, the feasibility of artificial intelligence, and the importance of subjectivity in medical research.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cytowic, Richard E.
Man who tasted shapes.
New York : Putnam, ©1993
(OCoLC)609344285
Online version:
Cytowic, Richard E.
Man who tasted shapes.
New York : Putnam, ©1993
(OCoLC)624454806
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Cytowic
ISBN: 0874777380 9780874777383 0349105480 9780349105482 0446670685 9780446670685
OCLC Number: 26761604
Notes: "A Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam book."
Description: xii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. A Medical Mystery Tale. Ch. 1. February 10, 1980: Not Enough Points on the Chicken. Ch. 2. The World Turned Inside Out. Ch. 3. 1957 --
Down in the Basement: The Making of a Neurologist. Ch. 4. How the Brain Works: The Standard View. Ch. 5. Winters 1977 and 1978: "There Is Nothing Wrong With Your Eyes." Ch. 6. Direct Experience, Technology, and Inner Knowledge. Ch. 7. March 25, 1980: Blinding Red Jaggers. Ch. 8. Down in the Basement: The History of Synesthesia. Ch. 9. April 10, 1980: "Taste This!" Ch. 10. Diagnosing Synesthesia. Ch. 11. April 25, 1980: Where Is the Link? Ch. 12. Painting the Ceiling. Ch. 13. Summer 1980: Bringing Things to a Close. Ch. 14. September 1983: "Bizarre Medical Oddity Affects Millions!" Ch. 15. Form Constants and Explaining Ineffable Experiences. Ch. 16. Altered States of Consciousness. Ch. 17. May 21, 1981: Taking Drugs. Ch. 18. June 29, 1981: Bride of Frankenstein, Revisited. Ch. 19. How the Brain Works: The New View. Ch. 20. The Implications of Synesthesia. Ch. 21. October 5, 1982: The Reverend and Martinis --
pt. 2. Essays on the Primacy of Emotion. Ch. 1. The Anthropic Principle. Ch. 2. Free Lunch and Imagination. Ch. 3. Consciousness Is a Type of Emotion. Ch. 4. The Limits of Artificial Intelligence. Ch. 5. Different Kinds of Knowledge. Ch. 6. The Experience of Metaphor. Ch. 7. Emotion Has a Logic of Its Own. Ch. 8. Other People's Experience. Ch. 9. The Depth at Which We Really Live. Ch. 10. Reason Is the Endless Paperwork of the Mind. Ch. 11. Science and Spirituality.
Responsibility: Richard E. Cytowic.

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Synesthesia is a brain condition that appears in one out of every 100,000 people, whereby all five senses mingle freely and uncontrollably; the synesthete can hear colours, taste shapes, listen to  Read more...

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