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THE MAN WHO TASTED SHAPES

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

When a curious-minded neurologist meets a neurological curiosity—in this case, a neighbor who experiences tastes as physical shapes—the result, at least here, is a mixed bag: a fascinating scientific exploration of that rare sensory linkage and overlapping called synesthesia plus less interesting ponderings on the nature of the human mind. Washington, D.C., neurologist Cytowic was so intrigued ... Read full review

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User Review  - Meg - Goodreads

While the author tends to pontificate on several of his own opinions throughout the presentation of his research, this book was incredibly interesting. Maybe, though, there could have been less ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dave - Goodreads

When I read the summary on the back cover I thought "This is me!" I picked it up immediately. Up until then I had assumed that everyone saw colors with numbers, and feeling different physical ... Read full review

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User Review  - Candice - Goodreads

Our brains are weird and sometimes wonderful. The author shares his experiences helping folks with synesthesia figure out why one sense takes over another, but more importantly, gets them to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Happimoo - Goodreads

Brilliant book about the condition that is synesthesia, but you additionally end up learning a lot about how the mind works in general. The writing gets a bit more scientific than story sometimes but ... Read full review

Review: The Man Who Tasted Shapes

User Review  - Goodreads

Brilliant book about the condition that is synesthesia, but you additionally end up learning a lot about how the mind works in general. The writing gets a bit more scientific than story sometimes but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sam - Goodreads

I read this book to learn more about synesthesia as I have it myself. I did learn more about it, but through this book I also learnt more about perception as a whole. I personally like that the author ... Read full review

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User 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This is rather out of date, which is a pity, because it's fascinating.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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User Review  - Kyle - Goodreads

A fascinating exploration of synesthesia and related subjects. Read full review

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User Review  - Dylan - Goodreads

"If you want to learn new things, you should try reading new books." Interesting book, but I didn't finish it (I got to page 60). I would have liked it better if it had focused more on people with synesthesia, and maybe the book did, but I just didn't get to that part. Read full review

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