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Recent Conference

The Fourth Annual National Conference of
the American Synesthesia Association, Inc.,

took place on November 5 - 7, 2004, at the
INSTITUTE of COGNITIVE and BRAIN SCIENCES,
UNIVERSITY of CALIFORNIA BERKELEY.



Barrows Hall

The American Synesthesia Association, Inc. Conference was held in Barrows Hall in the Lipman Room, located on the 8th floor.




Presenters’ Schedule and Locations


Friday, November 5

The Reception and Conference Registration was held at the Beach Room, on the 3rd Floor of Tolman Hall


5:30 – 6:30 p.m. At the Door Registration
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Reception


Saturday, November 6

The Conference was held in Barrows Hall in the Lipman Room, located on the 8th floor


8:00 –9:00 a.m. At the Door Registration

9:00 –9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks:
Carol Steen, Pat Duffy, Sean Day, Lynn Robertson

9:30 –10:30 a.m. Daphne Maurer, Keynote Speaker
The infant as synesthete?

10:30 –10:50 a.m. BREAK

10:50 –11:20 a.m. Noam Sagiv
Prevalence of synesthesia and number forms

11:20 –11:50 a.m. Greta Berman
Synesthesia among contemporary composers and performing artists

11:50 – 12:20 p.m. Alicia Callejas
A web-based descriptive study of grapheme-colour synaesthesia

12:20 – 2:20 p.m. LUNCH

2:20 – 2:50 p.m. Richard Cytowic
Synesthesia: transition from implicit to explicit

2:50 –3:20 p.m. Nina F. Dronkers
"Letteral Invision": a speech-to-text form of synesthesia

3:20 –3:50 p.m. Diane Swick
Excessive effects of orthography in a text synesthete: results from auditory priming

3:50 –4:10 p.m. BREAK

4:10 – 4:40 p.m. Mark Stewart
Photism congruency and false recognitions in grapheme-color synesthetes

4:40 –5:10 p.m.Kevin Mitchell
A systematic study in the Irish population of the phenotypic characteristics and familiality of synaesthesia

5:10 – 5:40 p.m. Marcia Smilack
Singing Arches

5:40 –7:30 p.m. Reception in the Lipman Room in Barrows Hall


Sunday, November 7

The Conference was held in Barrows Hall in the Lipman Room, located on the 8th floor.


8:00 – 9:00 a.m. At the Door Registration

9:00 – 9:30 p.m. David Eagleman
The genetics of synesthesia: linking genes to perception

9:30 –10:00 a.m.Veronica Gross
Significance of letter arrangement in the color-graphemic synesthetic experience

10:00 –10:30 a.m. Avishai Henik
Colors affect numerical processing in synesthesia

10:30 – 10:50 a.m. BREAK

10:50 –11:20 a.m.Christine Söffing
Will your child sing the smell of tomatoes? Using synaesthesia in workshops for art

11:20 – 11:50 a.m. Michael Esterman
Attenuating the synesthetic experience with rTMS

11:50 – 12:20 p.m.Martin van den Berg
The effect of synaesthetically induced colors on perceptual organization

12:20 – 2:20 p.m. Working Lunch Sean Day, Moderator
How many types of synesthesia are there

2:20 – 2:50 p.m.Alva Noe
Phantom colors

2:50 – 3:20 p.m. Sabrina DeTurk
Does perception influence reception in the visual arts?

3:20 – 3:50 p.m. Peter Grossenbacher
Meaning, Artistic Creativity, and Synesthetic Conception

3:50 – p.m. Closing Remarks