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The man who tasted shapes

Author: Richard E Cytowic
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : MIT Press ed. with new afterword, 2003View all editions and formats
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In this medical detective adventure, Cytowic shows how synesthesia, or "joined sensation," illuminates a wide swath of mental life and leads to a new view of what it means to be human.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Cytowic
ISBN: 0262532557 9780262532556 0907845436 9780907845430 9781439573860 1439573867
OCLC Number: 53186027
Notes: A Bradford Book.
Description: xvii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword to the MIT Press Edition / Jonathan Cole --
pt. 1. A Medical Mystery Tale --
1. February 10, 1980: Not Enough Points on the Chicken --
2. The World Turned Inside Out --
3. 1957-Down in the Basement: The Making of a Neurologist --
4. How the Brain Works: The Standard View --
5. Winters 1977 and 1978: "There Is Nothing Wrong With Your Eyes" --
6. Direct Experience, Technology, and Inner Knowledge --
7. March 25, 1980: Blinding Red Jaggers --
8. Down in the Basement: The History of Synesthesia --
9. April 10, 1980: "Taste This!" --
10. Diagnosing Synesthesia --
11. April 25, 1980: Where Is the Link? --
12. Painting the Ceiling --
13. Summer 1980: Bringing Things to a Close --
14. September 1983: "Bizarre Medical Oddity Affects Millions!" --
15. Form Constants and Explaining Ineffable Experiences --
16. Altered States of Consciousness --
17. May 21, 1981: Taking Drugs --
18. June 29, 1981: Bride of Frankenstein, Revisited --
19. How the Brain Works: The New View --
20. The Implications of Synesthesia --
21. October 5, 1982: The Reverend and Martinis --
pt. 2. Essays on the Primacy of Emotion --
1. The Anthropic Principle --
2. Free Lunch and Imagination --
3. Consciousness Is a Type of Emotion --
4. The Limits of Artificial Intelligence --
5. Different Kinds of Knowledge --
6. The Experience of Metaphor --
7. Emotion Has a Logic of Its Own --
8. Other People's Experience --
9. The Depth at Which We Really Live --
10. Reason Is the Endless Paperwork of the Mind --
11. Science and Spirituality.
Responsibility: Richard E. Cytowic ; with a foreword by Jonathan Cole.

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"Cytowic brings all the imagination of a novelist to bear on his exploration of synesthesia." Glyn Maxwell Vogue (European edition) "With broad sweeps, [Cytowic] outlines a new landscape... read this Read more...

 
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