Hearing colours: On a remarkable phenomenon with philosophical implications

In this recent article Berit Brogaard and I wrote for The Philosophers’ Magazine, we discuss the philosophical implications of synesthesia, a neurological condition where the senses are mixed. For example, some synesthetes attribute particular colors or personalities to letters and numbers to tastes to certain words. It turns out that this fascinating endowment might inform our understanding of many cognitive areas including memory and human intelligence. You can read a draft of the paper here and obtain the final copy here.

Hear me on NPR

 Synesthesia is a complex condition in which the senses are mixed. In this episode of St. Louis on the Air, I speak with Don Marsh about how synesthesia research might provide insight as to how the brain works.


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