PublisherOxford University Press
Size6.7 x 0.4 x 4.3 "
Synaesthesia is often described as a rare neurological condition where one sense appears to merge or cross with another. It is a multi-variant condition that can present itself in many different ways: some synaesthetes taste words, while others see colours when they hear sounds. Synaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction describes this extraordinary condition, explaining what synaesthesia is, how it manifests itself, what causes it, how it feels, how it links to creativity and the arts, and what it can tell us about every human’s perceptions of reality. Delving into the neuroscience behind synaesthesia, it also relates contemporary attempts at understanding both the genetic causes of synaesthesia, and how synesthetic sensations occur in the brain.