The Man Who Tasted Shapes
Richard Cytowic's dinner host apologized, "There aren't enough points on the chicken!" He felt flavor also as a physical shape in his hands, and the chicken had come out "too round." This offbeat comment in 1980 launched Cytowic's exploration into the oddity called synesthesia. He is one of the few world authorities on the subject.Sharing a root with anesthesia ("no sensation"), synesthesia means "joined sensation," whereby a voice, for example, is not only heard but also seen, felt, or tasted. The trait is involuntary, hereditary, and fairly common. It stayed a scientific mystery for two centuries until Cytowic's original experiments led to a neurological explanation--and to a new concept of brain organization that accentuates emotion over reason.That chicken dinner two decades ago led Cytowic to explore a deeper reality that, he argues, exists in everyone but is often just below the surface of awareness (which is why finding meaning in our lives can be elusive). In this medical detective adventure, Cytowic shows how synesthesia, far from being a mere curiosity, illuminates a wide swath of mental life and leads to a new view of what is means to be human--a view that turns upside down conventional ideas about reason, emotional knowledge, and self-understanding.This 2003 edition features a new afterword.
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Review: The Man Who Tasted ShapesUser Review - Andrea Hickman Walker - Goodreads
This is rather out of date, which is a pity, because it's fascinating. I'd like to know more about where neurology, psychiatry and psychology are with regards to synesthesia at the moment. I've always ... Read full review
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This particular book (not the subject matter) could have only been written by this author, his experience. Not exceptionally well-written, but so far, a good, interesting introduction to the ... Read full review
February 10 1980 Not Enough Points on the Chicken
The World Turned Inside Out
1957Down in the Basement The Making of a Neurologist
How the Brain Works The Standard View
Winters 1977 and 1978 There Is Nothing Wrong With Your Eyes
Direct Experience Technology and Inner Knowledge
March 25 1980 Blinding Red Jaggers
Down in the Basement The History of Synesthesia
The Implications of Synesthesia
October 5 1982 The Reverend and Martinis
ESSAYS ON THE PRIMACY OF EMOTION
The Anthropic Principle
Free Lunch and Imagination
Consciousness Is a Type of Emotion
The Limits of Artificial Intelligence
Different Kinds of Knowledge
April 10 1980 Taste This
April 25 1980 Where Is the Link?
Painting the Ceiling
Summary 1980 Bringing Things to a Close
September 1983 Bizarre Medical Oddity Affects Millions
Form Constants and Explaining Ineffable Experiences
Altered States of Consciousness
May 21 1981 Taking Drugs
June 29 1981 Bride of Frankenstein Revisited
How the Brain Works The New View
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