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Presenters and their Topics:
University of California, San Diego 2002
The Second Annual National Meeting of the American Synesthesia Association, Inc. took place on May 17-19 2002, at the University of California San Diego in La Jolla, California. [The Center for Brain and Cognition, McGill Hall, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California
Welcome by Edward M. Hubbard, Introduction by Carol Steen
Richard Cytowic, Keynote Speaker
Synesthesia: Binding Qualia and Categories.
How the Brain Finds Constancy in an Inconstant World
Opening Remarks by ASA Co-Founders, Carol Steen, Pat Duffy.
Brief statement from Sean A. Day, president of the ASA, Inc.
Implications of colored hearing synesthesia for the Hard Problem of
Trends, Multiple Synesthetes, and Implications for Adjacency Theories
Interviews with Synesthetes Reveal Numerous Forms of Synesthesia
Synesthesia and Multilingualism: Working Hypothesis and Overview
of Research Avenues
Not All Synaesthetes are Created Equal: Distinguishing Between
Projector and Associator Synaesthetes
Carol J. Steen,
Visions Shared: A Firsthand Look into Synesthesia and Art
Edward M. Hubbard,
Ongoing Investigations into the Neural Basis of
Pat will read from her recently published book, Blue Cats:
How Synesthetes Color Their World
Is There a Genetic Contribution to the Development of Synaesthesia?
Discovering I'm not alone: How Synesthesia Research Effects
Individual Lives as well as Cultural Norms and Values.
A Multimedia Presentation Incorporating Music and Color from a
Tone to Color Synaesthetic Composer
Taste Induced by Speech: Clues about the Developmental Origin
of Synaesthesia and it's Relationship to Language
Crétien van Campen and Clara Froger,
Profiles of Color Synesthesia: The NeCoSyn Method
Synesthetic Bootstrapping: How Synesthesia and Cross-Activation
of Brain Maps Leads to a Grand Unified Theory of the Origin of
language, Metaphor, and Abstract Thought