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Presentation Schedule

The Learning Center, Photo credit John Odito

Friday Evening October 2, 2015

Holiday Inn Coral Gables
Coral Gables, Florida

6:00 pm – 7:30 pmRECEPTION

At the Door ASA Conference Registration until 7:30 PM

Saturday October 3, 2015

University of Miami
The Learning Center
Room 110
Coral Gables, Florida

8:00 am – 9:15 am At the Door ASA Conference Registration until 9:00 AM

The Learning Center

9:15 am – 9:30 am The Learning Center
Room 110


Berit Brogaard, Professor, University of Miami, Director,
Brogaard Lab for Multisensory Research
Carol Steen, Co-Founder American Synesthesia Association
Patricia Lynne Duffy, Co-Founder American Synesthesia Association

9:30 am – 10:30 am Anina Rich, Keynote Speaker Co-Director, Perception in Action Research Centre, Department of Cognitive Science; Macquarie University, Australia
Integrating information and the human brain: insights from synaesthesia

10:30 am – 10:50 am BREAK

10:50am – 11:15 am Caitlin Gianniny, Artist; Community Training and Assistance
Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Synesthesia as a Way of Knowing: experience, bias and cultural acceptance

11:15 am – 11:40 am Monica Murgia, Artist, Writer, Independent Researcher; New York City
Teaching Synesthesia as a Gateway to Creativity

11:40 am – 12:05 pm Marcia Smilack, Reflectionist, Photographer, Writer; Columbus, Ohio Synesthesia Day

12:05 pm – 2:00 pm LUNCH on your own

2:00 pm – 2:25 pm Radhika Gosavi, University of Wisconsin – Madison Radhika Gosavi1, Emma Meyering1, Nathan Rose1, Bradley R. Postle1, Edward M. Hubbard1, 1University of Wisconsin – Madison
Decoding Grapheme – Color Synesthesia

2:25 pm – 2:50 pm Jennifer Mankin, University of Sussex, England Jennifer Mankin1, Chris Thompkins2, Jamie Ward1, Julia Simner1; 1Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, England, 2Institute of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland The Psycholinguistics of Grapheme-Colour Synaesthesia: Simplex and Complex Words

2:50 pm – 3:10 pm BREAK

3:10pm – 3:35 pm John Camacho and Veronica Petersen, John Camacho1, Veronica Petersen2, 1University of Missouri, St. Louis, 2San Francisco State University, California Sensing Synesthesia: A Philosophical View of the Senses and Synesthesia

3:35 pm – 4:00 pm Duncan Carmichael, University of Sussex, England Duncan Carmichael1, Julia Simner1, 1University of Sussex, UK Synaesthesia – comorbidity and aetiology

4:00 pm – 4:25 pm Beat Meier, University of Bern, Switzerland Development of synesthesia across the adult lifespan

4:25 pm – Break for the day

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm EVENING RECEPTION

Holiday Inn Coral Gables
Coral Gables, Florida

8:30 pm Dinner on your own
Some dinner reservations have been made in advance at the Cibo Wine Bar, cash only. If you are interested in joining us, please sign up at the Registration table before 10:45 a.m.

Cibo Wine Bar
45 Miracle Mile
Miami, Florida 33134

Sunday October 4, 2015

The Cibo Wine Bar, Coral Gables, Florida, Photo credit, Cibo Wine Bar

University of Miami
The Learning Center
Room 110
Coral Gables, Florida

8:00 am – 9:00 am At the Door ASA Conference Registration until 9:00AM

The Learning Center

9:00 am – 9:25 am Patricia Lynne Duffy, Author; United Nations Language and Communications Programme, New York City
Synesthete–Characters in Fiction: literary depictions synesthesia as a creative force

9:25 am – 9:50 am Carrie Firman, Artist; Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin Comparing with Kandinsky: Color-Personality Synesthesia in Art and Graphic Design

9:50 am – 10:15 am Greta Berman, The Juilliard School, New York City Van Gogh and Gauguin: No Joke

10:15 am – 10:35 am BREAK

10:35 am – 11:00 am Carol Steen, Artist; Touro College and University System, New York City
Synesthetic and Hypnagogic Visions, or what am I seeing in the shower?

11:00 am – 11:25 am Herve Pierre Lambert, Centre de Recherches Litérature et Poétique Comparee, Université Paris X Nanterre Investigation on the Zigzag

11:25 am – 11:50 am Ferrinne Spector and Daphne Maurer Ferrinne Spector1, Daphne Maurer2, Julian K. Ghloum2, Leah Sanson1, Bernard Ho2, Sheila Wang2, 1Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin, 2McMaster University, Ontario, Canada Music Visualization: Exploring Initial Results from the 2013 Workshop

11:50 am – 1:50 am LUNCH on your own

1:50 pm – 2:15 pm Helena Melero, Laboratorio de Análisis de Imagen Médica y Biometría, Departamento de Tecnología Electrónica, Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimentales y Tecnología, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain The emotional binding theory of synesthesia — Insights from the olfactory system

2:15 pm – 2:40 pm Laura Speed, Raboud University, Netherlands Olfactory language and cognition in odour-colour synaesthesia

2:40 pm – 3:00 pm BREAK

3:00 pm – 3:25 pm Sergio Basbaum, Pontificia Universidade Católica São Paulo, Brazil Synesthesia and Visual Music: Whitney and Pellegrino, Conceptual Pioneers

3:25 pm – 3:50 pm Greg Jarvis, Band Leader, The Flowers Of Hell; Toronto, Ontario, Canada Synesthesia As a Musical Tool

3:50 pm – 4:15 pm Eduardo Sola, Violinist; District School Board, International Music Academy, Ontario, Canada Cross-sensory experiences and the Enlightenment: in search of a place for music synesthesia

4:15 pm – FAREWELL

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