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  • Director Biljana Labovic
  • Artist Celeste Lai
  • Animator Lisa LaBracio
  • Educator Richard E. Cytowic


Additional Resources for you to Explore
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.