Friday, May 21, 2010

Synesthesia




Among the more interesting neurological conditions that I've come across in sixteen years of reading about the brain and mind's evolution is this cross-linking of sensory modalities. So much so that the heroine of my novel, Phase Line Escher, is a synesthete. Only rather than a cross-talk between senses, her synethesia grants her a perception of shape and color and sense of fluidity when thinking about abstract concepts or dynamics.

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