Why the Net Matters

For more on synesthesia, follow these links:


2 The Synesthesia Battery
Want to know if you are a synesthete? Take the tests on The Synesthesia Battery to find out.

Link Synesthesia on NOVA Science now

A profile of the synesthesia research in the Eagleman lab.

Link Synesthesia on Discovery Channel
For a quick overview of synesthesia, see this 6 minute video with Dr. Eagleman on the Discovery Channel.

Link Synesthesia on Research Channel
For a slightly longer overview, see this 8 minute video with Dr. Eagleman on the Research Channel.

Link Lecture on Synesthesia
For a more complete view of the phenomenon, see David Eagleman's 1 hour talk at the University of Sydney.

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From the Blog

  • The Umwelt
    The Umwelt

    The "umwelt" is the slice of an animal's ecosystem that it can sense. The rest is invisible....

  • Brain Time
    Brain Time

    The days of thinking of time as a river—evenly flowing, always advancing—are over. Time perception, just like vision, is a construction of the brain.

  • Why I am a Possibilian
    Why I am a Possibilian

    Our ignorance of the cosmos is too vast to commit to atheism, and yet we know too much to commit to a particular religion. A third position, agnosticism, is often an uninteresting stance in which a person simply questions whether his traditional religious story is true or not true. I call myself a possibilian. Find out why.

  • Discovering amulets inside the mummy
    Discovering amulets inside the mummy

    I recently posted about my scanning of a 3,000 year old mummy, Neskhons. Now, by analyzing the data in several different ranges of electron density, I've found something unexpected: inside the mummy's torso are 4 small funerary amulets.

Newsflashes

Book of the Week

Sum was selected as Book of the Week by both The Guardian newspaper and The Week newsmagazine.

Neurolaw: The Brain on Trial

Want to know how neuroscience will force major changes in our criminal justice system? Read David's article The Brain on Trial in The Atlantic. Now anthologized in 2012 Best American Science and Nature Writing.
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SUM at the Royal Opera House

ROHSUM has been turned into an opera at the Royal Opera House in London (Composer: Max Richter, Director: Wayne McGregor). The London Evening Standard hails the opera as "immersive, meditative and sweetly fascinating". Read about the background of the collaboration in Wired.


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