Tuesday, December 16, 2008

" i knew you were lying to me by the colours !"

there was a very good public lecture about synaesthesia by doctor jamie ward at croydon cafe scientifique this evening

i've been interested in the crossover of sensations ever since a couple of entirely predictable and deeply stimulating encounters with non-prescription psychoactive materials several decades ago

what interests me also, is the possibility that synaesthesia is not just stimulated externally through the senses, such as hearing and touch, but also internally through the workings of the mind in response to moods and meanings, hence the quote at the top

do you have an opinion ?

as you might expect, there's an excellent introduction to this subject in wikipedia



Rouchswalwe said...

In English, we describe inner states of others by saying, for example, he's livid (akin to Welsh lliw - color)and she's blue. Could there be a connection?

tristan said...

hey !
i didn't know about the welsh colours ... i'll have to go and look them up ... thanx for that !

Rouchswalwe said...

Happy to help. It is an interesting question that you've posed ...