Heuraesthesia: When Synaesthesia Fertilizes the Mind

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Abstract

Heuresthaesia, a neologism composed of the terms “heuristic” and “synesthesia” is proposed here as a concept that can assist the comprehension of a specific field of intuition. In certain creative subjects, heuresthaesia would facilitate the access to objective knowledge and skills, thanks to elementary sensory processes incorporated into multimodal conscious representation. This chapter will sketch the theoretical framework of heuresthaesia and detail some intuitive supports for this concept, leaving to future works the task of assessing its scientific validity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université Lumière Lyon 2LyonFrance

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