No one has done more than Richard Cytowic and David Eagleman to bring a careful neuroscientific attention to synesthesia, grounded in decades of research and reports from thousands of patients. Their work has changed the way we think of the human brain, and Wednesday Is Indigo Blue is a unique and indispensable guide for anyone interested in how we perceive the world.(Oliver Sachs)
A fascinating survey of the enormous variety and creativity of the synaesthetic mind.(Daniel Tammet, synesthete and author of Born on a Blue Day)
"A fascinating survey of the enormous variety and creativity of the synesthetic mind." Daniel Tammet , synesthete and author of Born on a Blue Day
Filled with detailed tables, clarifying illustrations, and instructive chapters, this title, which includes an afterword by Nabokov's son Dmitri (also a synesthete), should be required reading for teachers and anyone who works with children.(Library Journal)
This is a clear, clever book that will appeal to synaesthetes in search of explanations, and to all with a passion for neurology's wild territory.(Liz Else New Scientist)
"Twenty years ago, synesthesia -- the automatic conjoining of two or more senses -- was regarded by scientists (if at all) as a rare curiosity. We now know that perhaps one person in twenty is synesthetic, and so we must regard it as an essential, and fascinating, part of the human experience. Indeed, it may well be the basis and inspiration for much of human imagination and metaphor. No one has done more than Richard Cytowic and David Eagleman to bring a careful neuroscientific attention to synesthesia, grounded in decades of research and reports from thousands of patients. Their work has changed the way we think of the human brain, and Wednesday Is Indigo Blue is a unique and indispensable guide for anyone interested in how we perceive the world." Oliver Sacks
Dr. Richard Cytowic and David Eagleman serve up a feast for the senses in this wonderful synesthesia book.
For this reason, the study of synesthesia is valuable, and will continue to expand as we gain a deeper understanding of how we perceive the world in which we live.
This handsome book is well written and I feel will appeal to both the casual reader and more techincally minded reader as well.
"In synesthesia two or more senses are automatically and involuntarily coupled such that a voice, for example, is not only heard, but additionally felt, seen, or tasted. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Ama Zoninja
Very understandable definition of the condition of synesthesia. Gave me a huge insight into how I think and how others may perceive the world also. Read morePublished 2 months ago by TimWatercolors
This book is very informative about synesthetes, a condition I have only learned about recently. I wanted more information about specifics and this book delivers!Published 7 months ago by M. Iiames
clinical student here - i don't have synesthesia (though i do wish i did after reading this!) but i've always loved psychology and "fringe" fields of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kyle Johnson
Such interesting information on a long hidden and rarely shared.condition. More to learn. Especially informative if you know someone with this condition. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Joan Thielmann
My son realized he had synesthesia when he was in high school. Until that time, he never knew the rest of us don't "hear" colors with music. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Akcloudwoman
Synaesthesia (to give the correct spelling) is a brain function that is presenting continued enigma in the scientific community. How is it possible to hear music and see colour? Read morePublished 14 months ago by Diondra
First of all: “WEDNESDAY IS NOT INDIGO BLUE” - It’s Lavender with grey background! Now, that probably gives it away – I’m a synesthete. This book is extremely informative. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Susan Gemm