The Frog Who Croaked Blue: Synesthesia and the Mixing of

The Frog Who Croaked Blue: Synesthesia and the Mixing of the Senses [PDF / Epub] ☄ The Frog Who Croaked Blue: Synesthesia and the Mixing of the Senses Author Jamie Ward – As little Edgar Curtis lay on his porch he remarked to his mother how the noise of the rifle range was black the chirp of the cricket was red and the croak of the frog was bluish Edgar like many other As little Edgar Curtis lay on his porch Who Croaked PDF Ë he remarked to his mother how the noise of the rifle range was black the chirp of the cricket was red and the croak of the frog was bluish Edgar like many other people has synesthesia a fascinating The Frog PDF \ condition in which music can have color words can have taste and time and numbers float through spaceEveryone will be closely acuainted with at least or people who have synesthesia but you may not yet know who they are because until very recently synesthesia was Frog Who Croaked ePUB ↠ largely hidden and unknown Now science is uncovering its secrets and the findings are leading to a radical rethink about how our senses are organized In this timely and thought provoking book Jamie Ward argues that sensory mixing is the norm even though only a few of Frog Who Croaked Blue: Synesthesia PDF or us cross the barrier into the realms of synesthesiaHow is it possible to experience color when no color is there Why do some people experience touch when they see someone else being touched Can blind people be made to see again by using their other senses Why do scientists no longer believe that there are five senses How does the food industry exploit the links that exist between our senses Does synesthesia have a function The Frog Who Croaked Blue explores all these uestions in a lucid and entertaining way making it fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in the intriguing workings of the mind.

10 thoughts on “The Frog Who Croaked Blue: Synesthesia and the Mixing of the Senses

  1. LeAnn Morgan LeAnn Morgan says:

    Dr Jamie Ward is one of the world’s leading experts on synesthesia His in depth passion and research on the topic clearly shows through in this book Being a synesthete myself I found the information to be especially interesting Here is an excerpt in the book by a synesthete ‘Family members are baffled by my synesthesia and I am eually baffled as to how their inner mental world works Are their thought processes monochrome Do they not even have a mental picture of words and sentences spelt out as they talk or listen to speech’ Sound odd Certainly not to a synestheteIn the final sentence I wrote years ago in a published article I simply stated ‘synesthesia isn’t particularly a good thing or bad it just is’

  2. Almeta Almeta says:

    In T Jefferson Parker's The Fallen the detective sees the emotion in people’s speech as shapes and colors which comes in handy when interviewing liars You may recall that Death also saw emotional states as color in The Book Thief So when I had a Challenge Task of Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction I was interested enough to investigate further by reading The Frog Who Croaked Blue Synesthesia and the Mixing of the Senses by Ward JamieAlthough the book's intent is to explain Synesthesia it can't be done without explaining the perception of senses of all humans This means that if you are a Synesthete and lots of people are you might be interested to find out how that is so AND if you are not you will be fascinated by both those who are and by your own innards

  3. Kyle Kyle says:

    Want to read something that blows about 2000 years of western epistemology and ontology apart Do you want it to be written by a scientist Did you need it to be easy to follow Then read this bookSynesthesia is not just the mixing of senses so that one for example sees music or tastes letters It can also involve the ways in which people conceptualize time space and numeracy My partner has synesthesia so reading this gave me a better insight into how she perceives the world She also said that reading the book revealed to her aspects of her synesthesia that she hadn't realized were there Pretty cool stuff all around then

  4. Grumpus Grumpus says:

    This book was OK It is everything you've ever wanted to know about synesthesia and probably Very detailed but not written in a compelling style for me anyway I like science and can deal with fact based writing styles but this one I found a little dry for my tastes However if you are looking to learn about synesthesia in detail then this is the book for you

  5. Amy Allred Amy Allred says:

    It's obvious that much research went into this book regarding synesthesia in general It reports historical citings interesting studies and anecdotes covering many forms of synesthesia I had hopes that it would cover synesthesia as I personally experience it but it didn't It is not a comprehensive list of the different types of synesthesia nor does it claim to be Written by a scientist and reads as such

  6. Eva Eva says:

    Be aware of the fact that this is a project research book it's highly scientific oriented thus unfamiliar and unpleasant for those who don't have a clue about neurology

  7. Mark Mark says:

    Just what I was expecting Very informative and detailed

  8. Glenn Glenn says:

    This is a uniue journey into the plasticity of the human brain

  9. Sula Sula says:

    Really enjoyed this fascinating read I was worried it might be heavy technical reading after seeing some of the reviews but it was fine This doesn't list and describe all the various types of synethesia but the common types are mentioned as well as looking at acuired synethesia Some of the things it looks at include how we all mix our senses to some extent the history of research on synesthesia and the effects of synethesia on creativity memory and language

  10. Dan Domanski Dan Domanski says:

    This book was a good introduction into synesthesia and its many different varieties I found it very invigorating reading for non fiction although some think it's too dry I think there are enough anecdotes to balance the research parts of the book And the research itself is uite interesting A good book to read and discuss with your friends you may find yourself debating how many senses humans have

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