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What color is Tuesday? Exploring synesthesia - Richard E. Cytowic

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How does one experience synesthesia -- the neurological trait that combines two or more senses? Synesthetes may taste the number 9 or attach a color to each day of the week. Richard E. Cytowic explains the fascinating world of entangled senses and why we may all have just a touch of synesthesia.

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

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