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Biljana Labovic

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Celeste Lai

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Lisa LaBracio

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Richard E. Cytowic

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Can you teach yourself synesthesia (“The Fallible Mind” blog at Psychology Today)?

Cytowic's lecture at the Library of Congress: “Music and the Brain: How Synesthesia Affects Creativity

The Hirshhorn Museum gallery talk during the exhibit, “Visual Music.”

Here's Richard Cytowic's website.

Are you interested in some books to learn more about synesthesia?

Are you a visual synesthete? Take the test!

Excerpt from Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia (click on “Click to look inside”)

The visuals in this video really helped enhance Cytowic's words. Are you interested in how the animation for this TED-Ed Lesson was created? See the process in this TED-Ed Lesson about special effects.