Savants and Synthesia

I’ve hemi-neglected this blog for too long, but now that exams are over, maybe I’ll have more time to post.

Sunil wrote A very nice post about Savants and Synthesia. We tend to see perception as something that is unisensual, meaning we percieve sensory stimuli via one sense at a time. A picture is only percieved by our vision, sounds are only percieved by our hearing, etc. But for some people, this is not so.

Interestingly enough, I find this topic relevant to the idea I have for a research thesis, but only in the slightest form. Since I’ve not yet refined it, and due to academic competition, I won’t be able to explain this further right now – maybe in a month or two.

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2 comments so far

  1. Sunil on

    Good luck with the exams and hope you get time for the blog after that. Will check back often…
    Savant neurobiology for research work would be an excellent topic considering how little we know about this…

  2. Pam Short on

    Hi there. Just went online and googled synthesia because my 13 year old came home from school and said how his orchestra teacher did some research and he thinks he may have synthesia because he always shuts his eyes when warming up and when the teacher asked him why his response was it was because he can see what color he needs to tune his bass too. My son has always had an amazing ability to remember songs and their pitch after only hearing them once and now he says it is because of the color. We would be very interested in learning more about this and any research you are doing about this. My email is pamela_short@hotmail.com and my cell is 970 227 0236.

    Pam Short


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