the-oxford-handbook-of-synesthesia

Download Book The Oxford Handbook Of Synesthesia in PDF format. You can Read Online The Oxford Handbook Of Synesthesia here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Oxford Handbook Of Synesthesia

Author : Julia Simner
ISBN : 9780199603329
Genre : Art
File Size : 41. 46 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 714
Read : 1024

Get This Book


Synesthesia is a fascinating phenomenon which has captured the imagination of scientists and artists alike. This title brings together a broad body of knowledge about this condition into one definitive state-of-the-art handbook.

Synaesthesia

Author : Julia Simner
ISBN : 9780198749219
Genre : Medical
File Size : 26. 17 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 272
Read : 793

Get This Book


In 1893 a Swiss neuroscientist called Theodore Flournoy conducted an interview with an individual known only as "Madame L", during which Madame L described the personalities of numbers, from 6, an orphaned young man, very well brought up and polite, to 9, the selfish and maniacal husband ofMadame 8, to the extravagant and self-centred 5. For Madame L it was impossible to contemplate the numbers without feeling their attendant personalities. This is one of the first records we have of synaesthesia, often described as a rare neurological condition that gives rise to a type of "mergingof the senses". For those who experience it - synaesthetes - one sense appears to cross with another. Some people experience the sensation of different flavours when they hear certain words, while others see vivid colours on reading words. In the varying forms of synaesthesia letters, numbers,words, sounds, colours, or textures can merge together, resulting in sensations of colourful chords, chicken that feels pointy when eaten, and beef that tastes dark blue.In this Very Short Introduction Julia Simner introduces the many different ways synaesthesia presents itself. Discussing the scientific tests we have developed for distinguishing true synaesthetes (who may not even be aware that their sensations are unusual), Simner considers how we can measure theeffects synaesthesia has on the everyday lives of people living with it. Exploring the fascinating stories of different individuals' experiences of the world through the many forms of synaesthesia, she discusses the increasingly documented links between synaesthesia and artistic creativity andlateral thinking, and also the potential limitations synaesthesia might impose. Delving into the neuroscience behind synaesthesia, Simner also relates contemporary attempts at understanding both the genetic causes of synaesthesia, and how synesthetic sensations occur in the brain.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Oxford Handbook Of Philosophy Of Perception

Author : Mohan Matthen
ISBN : 9780191669040
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 32. 96 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 470
Read : 717

Get This Book


The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Perception is a survey by leading philosophical thinkers of contemporary issues and new thinking in philosophy of perception. It includes sections on the history of the subject, introductions to contemporary issues in the epistemology, ontology and aesthetics of perception, treatments of the individual sense modalities and of the things we perceive by means of them, and a consideration of how perceptual information is integrated and consolidated. New analytic tools and applications to other areas of philosophy are discussed in depth. Each of the forty-five entries is written by a leading expert, some collaborating with younger figures; each seeks to introduce the reader to a broad range of issues. All contain new ideas on the topics covered; together they demonstrate the vigour and innovative zeal of a young field. The book is accessible to anybody who has an intellectual interest in issues concerning perception.

The Oxford Handbook Of Sound And Imagination

Author : Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard
ISBN : 9780190460167
Genre : Music
File Size : 20. 55 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 730
Read : 584

Get This Book


Whether social, cultural, or individual, the act of imagination always derives from a pre-existing context. For example, we can conjure an alien's scream from previously heard wildlife recordings or mentally rehearse a piece of music while waiting for a train. This process is no less true forthe role of imagination in sonic events and artifacts. Many existing works on sonic imagination tend to discuss musical imagination through terms like compositional creativity or performance technique. In this two-volume Handbook, contributors address this tendency head-on, correcting the currentbias towards visual imagination to instead highlight the many forms of sonic and musical imagination. Topics covered include auditory imagery and the neurology of sonic imagination; aural hallucination and illusion; use of metaphor in the recording studio; the projection of acoustic imagination inarchitectural design; and the design of sound artifacts for cinema and computer games.

The Oxford Handbook Of Computer Music

Author : Roger T. Dean
ISBN : 0199715939
Genre : Music
File Size : 84. 45 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 615
Read : 470

Get This Book


The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music offers a state-of-the-art cross-section of the most field-defining topics and debates in computer music today. A unique contribution to the field, it situates computer music in the broad context of its creation and performance across the range of issues - from music cognition to pedagogy to sociocultural topics - that shape contemporary discourse in the field. Fifty years after musical tones were produced on a computer for the first time, developments in laptop computing have brought computer music within reach of all listeners and composers. Production and distribution of computer music have grown tremendously as a result, and the time is right for this survey of computer music in its cultural contexts. An impressive and international array of music creators and academics discuss computer music's history, present, and future with a wide perspective, including composition, improvisation, interactive performance, spatialization, sound synthesis, sonification, and modeling. Throughout, they merge practice with theory to offer a fascinating look into computer music's possibilities and enduring appeal.

Synaesthesia A Very Short Introduction

Author : Julia Simner
ISBN : 9780191066122
Genre : Medical
File Size : 56. 85 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 786
Read : 180

Get This Book


Can you taste words, feel flavours as a shape, or hear colors? If so you may well have synaesthesia, a neurological condition that gives rise to a 'merging of the senses'. This Very Short Introduction describes synaesthesia's many forms, and delves into the underlying neuroscience. Explaining the scientific basis for synaesthesia, Julia Simner considers how we can measure the effects synaesthesia has on the everyday lives of people living with it. Exploring the fascinating stories of different synaesthetes' experiences of the world, she also discusses the documented links between synaesthesia, childhood development, memory, personality, and artistic creativity, and the potential limitations synaesthesia might impose. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Oxford Handbook Of Cognitive Linguistics

Author : Dirk Geeraerts
ISBN : 9780199890026
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 44. 97 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 811
Read : 309

Get This Book


The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics presents a comprehensive overview of the main theoretical concepts and descriptive/theoretical models of Cognitive Linguistics, and covers its various subfields, theoretical as well as applied. The first twenty chapters give readers the opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the fundamental analytic concepts and descriptive models of Cognitive Linguistics and their background. The book starts with a set of chapters discussing different conceptual phenomena that are recognized as key concepts in Cognitive Linguistics: prototypicality, metaphor, metonymy, embodiment, perspectivization, mental spaces, etc. A second set of chapters deals with Cognitive Grammar, Construction Grammar, and Word Grammar, which, each in their own way, bring together the basic concepts into a particular theory of grammar and a specific model for the description of grammatical phenomena. Special attention is given to the interrelation between Cognitive and Construction Grammar. A third set of chapters compares Cognitive Linguistics with other forms of linguistic research (functional linguistics, autonomous linguistics, and the history of linguistics), thus giving a readers a better grip on the position of Cognitive Linguistics within the landscape of linguistics at large. The remaining chapters apply these basic notions to various more specific linguistic domains, illustrating how Cognitive Linguistics deals with the traditional linguistic subdomains (phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax, text and discourse), and demonstrating how it handles linguistic variation and change. Finally they consider its importance in the domain of Applied Linguistics, and look at interdisciplinary links with research fields such as philosophy and psychology. With a well-known cast of contributors from around the world, this reference work will be of interest to researchers and advanced students in (cognitive) linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, and anthropology.

The Oxford Handbook Of Attention

Author : Anna C. Nobre
ISBN : 9780191662607
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 44. 52 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 438
Read : 786

Get This Book


During the last three decades there have been enormous advances in our understanding of the neural mechanisms of selective attention at the network as well as the cellular level. The Oxford Handbook of Attention brings together the different research areas that constitute contemporary attention research into one comprehensive and authoritative volume. In 40 chapters, it covers the most important aspects of attention research from the areas of cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, human and animal neuroscience, and computational modelling. The book is divided into six main sections. Following an introduction from Michael Posner, The Oxford Handbook of Attention begins by looking at theoretical models of attention. The next two sections are dedicated to spatial attention and non-spatial attention respectively. Within section 4, the authors consider the interactions between attention and other psychological domains. The last two sections focus on attention related disorders and on computational models of attention. A final epilogue chapter written by Nobre and Kastner summarizes the questions, methods, findings, and emerging principles of contemporary attention research. For both scholars and students, The Oxford Handbook of Attention provides a concise and state-of-the-art review of the current literature in this field.

Synaesthesia Theoretical Artistic And Scientific Foundations

Author : María José de Córdoba Serrano
ISBN :
Genre :
File Size : 45. 19 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 567
Read : 1031

Get This Book


SYNAESTHESIA: THEORETICAL, ARTISTIC AND SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATIONS FOREWORD TO THE ENGLISH EDITION This edition in English language appears two years after the first edition of Sinestesia. Los fundamentos teóricos, artísticos y científicos (2012) that was in Spanish. This volume compiles contributions regarding the study of synaesthesia in a wide and multidisciplinary sense, from science to arts, its target audience being synaesthesia researchers, university students and PhD students. We already intended, with the release of the first edition, to provide a partially bilingual Spanish/English edition, since around half of the contributions were originally written in English, so that it could embrace all the contributions in the original language of the authors. Due to the high number of pages the volume finally would have had, the idea of a double edition appeared. Compared with the first edition in Spanish, a chapter about the relationship between music and synaesthesia (López-Montes) has been integrated. This absence was already mentioned in our first preface. During the time between the two editions, a great volume about synaesthesias has been published, The Oxford Handbook of Synesthesia, edited by Ed Hubbard and Julia Simner. Indeed, both volumes have something in common; for example, the interdisciplinary approach, and some of the authors (Brang, Day, Hubbard, Jewansky, Marks, Ramachandran, Ward). Nevertheless, both volumes have a different purpose. Our precise intention is to provide documentations about the beginning and spreading of the contemporary debate on the subject of synaesthesia and its position between the two edges: science and art, which, from our perspective, was due to the clever intuition discerned in the opening of the I international and multidisciplinary conference on Synaesthesia: Science and Arts, held in Cuevas de Almanzora, in Spain, in 2005. We firmly believed the first international experience certainly contributed to the dissemination and enrichment of the discussion, publications and interest that currently exists about synaesthesia. The purpose of this volume is to demonstrate this development with the actors that participated in this process. We have pleasure in presenting this new edition also because next year, during the V Conference of Synaesthesia: Science and Art – organized by ArtecittàFoundation with the collaboration of Politecnico di Milano, the University of Jaén, the Cultural Department of Alcalá La Real Council and the American Synesthesia Association (ASA) – that will be held in Alcalá La Real (Jaén, Spain, 16 – 19 May 2015), we will celebrate our tenth anniversary, a very special occasion for us: that is why we would like to offer to all attendees a memento of our work. Among the different chapters we have combined the usage of the term synaesthesia (“European English”) and synesthesia (American English) – always respecting the terms used by the authors. Since the edition is published in Europe, the “European” English spelling has been prioritised in the title and in the text in general. To conclude, we would like to show our especial gratitude to all of the authors who have enthusiastically collaborated on the Project of this new edition, to our translators – especially to Julia, our “official” translator – and to Artecittà Foundation that have made possible this new edition. Maria José De Cordoba University of Granada Dina Riccò Politecnico di Milano Sean A. Day Trident Technical College

Synesthetes

Author : Sean Day
ISBN : 1534738053
Genre :
File Size : 21. 46 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 516
Read : 558

Get This Book


Synesthesia is the general name for a related set of cognitive traits. Synesthesia may be divided into two general, somewhat overlapping forms. In the first, "synesthesia proper", stimuli to a sensory input will also trigger perceptions in one or more other sensory modes. For example, a person might not only hear music, but also see it; or might not only feel a touch to the hand, but also taste it.In the second form of synesthesia, called "cognitive category synesthesia", sets of things which cultures teach us to put together and categorize, such as letters, numbers, or people's names, also get sensory addition, such as a smell, color or flavor. The letter 'A' might be seen as red; the word 'book' might put a taste of oranges in one's mouth.Synesthesia affects more than 3.7% of the world's population - that's at least one out of every 27 people! Yet it is generally unknown to most people. This book explores more than 80 different types of synesthesia, from the more common, such as colored letters and numbers and time-lines, to the extraordinarily rare, such as flavors in one's mouth producing perceptions of musical chords. The author is himself a multiple synesthete who has researched and interacted with other synesthetes around the world for over 25 years.

The Oxford Handbook Of Music Psychology

Author : Susan Hallam
ISBN : UOM:39015078795351
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 48. 2 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 678
Read : 748

Get This Book


The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology is the definitive, comprehensive, and authoritative text on this burgeoning field. With contributions from over fifty experts in the field, the range and depth of coverage is unequalled. It will be an essential resource for students and researchers in psychology.

Perception And Its Modalities

Author : Dustin Stokes
ISBN : 9780199381616
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 33. 48 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 961
Read : 186

Get This Book


This volume is about the many ways we perceive. In nineteen new essays, philosophers and cognitive scientists explore the nature of the individual senses, how and what they tell us about the world, and how they interrelate. They consider how the senses extract perceptual content from receptoral information and what kinds of objects we perceive and whether multiple senses ever perceive a single event. Questions pertaining to how many senses we have, what makes one sense distinct from another, and whether and why distinguishing senses may be useful feature prominently. Contributors examine the extent to which the senses act in concert, rather than as discrete modalities, and whether this influence is epistemically pernicious, neutral, or beneficial. Many of the essays engage with the idea that it is unduly restrictive to think of perception as a collation of contents provided by individual sense modalities. Rather, contributors contend that to understand perception properly we need to build into our accounts the idea that the senses work together. In doing so, they aim to develop better paradigms for understanding the senses and thereby to move toward a better understanding of perception.

Synaesthesia Theoretical Artistic And Scientific Foundations

Author : María José de Córdoba
ISBN : 9788493905491
Genre :
File Size : 47. 69 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 644
Read : 542

Get This Book


Synaesthesia: Theoretical, artistic and scientific foundations Editorial Board Sean A. Day (Trident Technical College, USA. President of the American Synesthesia Association) Maria José De Córdoba (Granada University, Department of Drawing) Emilio G. Milán (Granada University, Department of Experimental Psychology) Ed Hubbard (Vanderbilt University, Department of Psychology and Human Development) Dina Riccò (Politecnico di Milano University, Department of Design) Editorial Staff Edited by: Maria Josè De Cordoba, Dina Riccò, Sean Day The three editors have worked in collaboration on the entire book. In particular: M.J. De Cordoba has edited chapters I.2, I.4, I.5., II.2, II.6, II.7, II.8; D. Riccò chapters I.1, I.3, II.1, II.3, II.4, II.5; and Sean Day has edited the English revision of the whole book. Chapters written in native English by the respective authors: I.1, I.2, I.5, II.1. English translation from Spanish: Julia López de la Torre Lucha (Foreword, Preface, chapters I.4, II.2, II.7, II.8); Donald Hubert Duffy III (chapter II.5). English Translation from Italian: Margaret Wood / Intras Congressi Bologna (chapters I.6, II.4), Peter Deville (chapter I.3), John Lander, Annarita Guidi and Maria Catricalà (chapter II.3). English Translation from Russian: Anton V. Sidoroff-Dorso (Chapter II.6). Special thanks to Timothy B. Layden. Graphic coordination: Dina Riccò Graphic design: Giulia Martimucci Visual: Alessandro Zamperini © 2014 Ediciones Fundación Internacional ArteCittà, Granada (Spain) Original Title: Sinestesia. Los fundamentos teóricos, artísticos y científicos, by Maria José De Cordoba, Dina Riccò et al. First Spanish Edition published in 2012 by Ediciones Fundación Internacional Artecittà (Granada, Spain) eBook Edition ISBN: 978-84-939054-9-1 D.L.: GR 1383-2014 (14.07.2014) Produced by Fundación Internacional Artecittà, Granada, Spain Printed Edition ISBN: 978-84-939054-6-0 D.L.: GR 1382-2014 (14.07.2014) Printing: Imprenta Del Carmen, Granada, Spain First English Edition: July 2014

Synaesthesia

Author : John E. Harrison
ISBN : 0192632450
Genre : Medical
File Size : 41. 59 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 895
Read : 876

Get This Book


In Synaesthesia: the strangest thing, a world authority on synaesthesia takes us on a fascinating tour of a mysterious condition, where people can hear colours, taste shapes, and experience other stunning sensory blendings. The book describes the effects of this condition., and examines historical case studies such as those of Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Kandinsky, and Messaien, to provide an exciting, yet scientific account of an incredible condition.

Symbolism Synesthesia And Semiotics Multidisciplinary Approach

Author : Bonaventure Balla
ISBN : 9781477155448
Genre : Science
File Size : 69. 78 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 845
Read : 639

Get This Book


Have you ever heard about symbols and sounds or music inherently associated with colors? Have you ever heard about people who always dream in color, see sounds or hear colors, odors, and who cannot dissociate days of week, months, numbers and letters from specific colors? This phenomenon is real and called synesthesia. It can be literary, scientific, and/or cognitive. It is analyzed within the framework of symbolism and neuroscience. It takes place in the left hemisphere of the human brain and the neo-cortex. It is activated by the limbic system and the tangling of two or more synapses. In this book, I aspire to reflect on this phenomenon under the auspices of symbolism and neuroscience. However, I will emphasize the literary aspect of synesthesia (synesthesia as a metaphor) while pondering on symbolism as a general trend along with its scientific and cognitive aspects.

The Oxford Companion To Consciousness

Author : Tim Bayne
ISBN : 9780191021039
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 71. 7 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 798
Read : 518

Get This Book


Consciousness is undoubtedly one of the last remaining scientific mysteries and hence one of the greatest contemporary scientific challenges. How does the brain's activity result in the rich phenomenology that characterizes our waking life? Are animals conscious? Why did consciousness evolve? How does science proceed to answer such questions? Can we define what consciousness is? Can we measure it? Can we use experimental results to further our understanding of disorders of consciousness, such as those seen in schizophrenia, delirium, or altered states of consciousness? These questions are at the heart of contemporary research in the domain. Answering them requires a fundamentally interdisciplinary approach that engages not only philosophers, but also neuroscientists and psychologists in a joint effort to develop novel approaches that reflect both the stunning recent advances in imaging methods as well as the continuing refinement of our concepts of consciousness. In this light, the Oxford Companion to Consciousness is the most complete authoritative survey of contemporary research on consciousness. Five years in the making and including over 250 concise entries written by leaders in the field, the volume covers both fundamental knowledge as well as more recent advances in this rapidly changing domain. Structured as an easy-to-use dictionary and extensively cross-referenced, the Companion offers contributions from philosophy of mind to neuroscience, from experimental psychology to clinical findings, so reflecting the profoundly interdisciplinary nature of the domain. Particular care has been taken to ensure that each of the entries is accessible to the general reader and that the overall volume represents a comprehensive snapshot of the contemporary study of consciousness. The result is a unique compendium that will prove indispensable to anyone interested in consciousness, from beginning students wishing to clarify a concept to professional consciousness researchers looking for the best characterization of a particular phenomenon.

Oxford American Handbook Of Psychiatry

Author : David J. Kupfer
ISBN : PSU:000067505555
Genre : Medical
File Size : 45. 64 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 945
Read : 1267

Get This Book


Written by leading American practitioners, the Oxford American Handbooks in Medicine each offer a pocket-sized overview of an entire specialty, featuring instant access to guidance on the conditions that are most likely to be encountered. Precise and prescriptive, the handbooks offer up-to-date advice on examination, investigations, common procedures, and in-patient care. These books will be invaluable resources for residents and students, as well as a useful reference for practitioners. The Oxford American Handbook of Psychiatry is a flexi-covered, pocket clinical book, providing practical guidance in quick reference, note form. The series' reputation is built on including the best clinical information, complemented by hints, tips and advice from the authors. Thin and light, it uses concise, bulleted text, quick reference tabs, four-color presentation, and bookmark ribbons to help provide fast answers on the ward. This new handbook is ideal for students, residents and anyone wanting a succinct, comprehensive, and affordable volume in the proven format of the Oxford Handbook Series.

Psychophysical And Neuroimaging Investigations Of Synesthesia

Author : Edward Michael Hubbard
ISBN : UCSD:31822009443193
Genre : Color vision
File Size : 86. 25 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 790
Read : 676

Get This Book



The Psychology Of Music In Multimedia

Author : Siu-Lan Tan
ISBN : 9780191503269
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 26. 17 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 675
Read : 818

Get This Book


For most of the history of film-making, music has played an integral role serving many functions - such as conveying emotion, heightening tension, and influencing interpretation and inferences about events and characters. More recently, with the enormous growth of the gaming industry and the Internet, a new role for music has emerged. However, all of these applications of music depend on complex mental processes which are being identified through research on human participants in multimedia contexts. The Psychology of Music in Multimedia is the first book dedicated to this fascinating topic. The Psychology of Music in Multimedia presents a wide range of scientific research on the psychological processes involved in the integration of sound and image when engaging with film, television, video, interactive games, and computer interfaces. Collectively, the rich chapters in this edited volume represent a comprehensive treatment of the existing research on the multimedia experience, with the aim of disseminating the current knowledge base and inspiring future scholarship. The focus on empirical research and the strong psychological framework make this book an exceptional and distinctive contribution to the field. The international collection of contributors represents eight countries and a broad range of disciplines including psychology, musicology, neuroscience, media studies, film, and communications. Each chapter includes a comprehensive review of the topic and, where appropriate, identifies models that can be empirically tested. Part One presents contrasting theoretical approaches from cognitive psychology, philosophy, semiotics, communication, musicology, and neuroscience. Part Two reviews research on the structural aspects of music and multimedia, while Part Three focuses on research examining the influence of music on perceived meaning in the multimedia experience. Part Four explores empirical findings in a variety of real-world applications of music in multimedia including entertainment and educational media for children, video and computer games, television and online advertising, and auditory displays of information. Finally, the closing chapter in Part Five identifies emerging themes and points to the value of broadening the scope of research to encompass multisensory, multidisciplinary, and cross-cultural perspectives to advance our understanding of the role of music in multimedia. This is a valuable book for those in the fields of music psychology and musicology, as well as film and media studies.

The Sage Handbook Of Personality Theory And Assessment

Author : Gregory John Boyle
ISBN : UCSC:32106019983425
Genre : Personality
File Size : 47. 73 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 387
Read : 1234

Get This Book


About theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many facets of human personality and individual differences. It constitutes an essential resource for shaping the future of the scientific foundation of personality research, measurement, and practice.

Top Download:

Best Books