A Union of the Senses

  • Richard E. Cytowic

Part of the Springer Series in Neuropsychology book series (SSNEUROPSYCHOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Richard E. Cytowic
    Pages 1-22
  3. Richard E. Cytowic
    Pages 23-60
  4. Richard E. Cytowic
    Pages 91-146
  5. Richard E. Cytowic
    Pages 147-176
  6. Richard E. Cytowic
    Pages 177-189
  7. Richard E. Cytowic
    Pages 190-237
  8. Richard E. Cytowic
    Pages 238-283
  9. Richard E. Cytowic
    Pages 284-324
  10. Richard E. Cytowic
    Pages 325-326
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 329-350

About this book


Synesthesia comes from the Greek syn (meaning union) and aisthesis (sensation), literally interpreted as a joining of the senses. Synesthesia is an involuntary joining in which the real information from one sense is joined or accompanies a perception in another. Dr. Cytowic reports extensive research into the physical, psychological, neural, and familial background of a group of synesthets. His findings form the first complete picture of the brain mechanisms that underlie this remarkable perceptual experience. His research demonstrates that this rare condition is brain-based and perceptual and not mind-based, as is the case with memory or imagery. Synesthesia offers a unique and detailed study of a condition which has confounded scientists for more than 200 years.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Richard E. Cytowic
    • 1
  1. 1.Capitol NeurologyBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-96807-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3542-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-8571
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