Jamie Ward (University of Sussex)
"As little Edgar Curtis lay on his porch, he remarked to his mother how the noise of the rifle range was black, the chirp of the cricket was red, and the croak of the frog was bluish. Edgar, like many other people, has synesthesia---a fascinating condition in which music can have colour, words can have taste, and time and numbers float through space.
Everyone will be closely acquainted with at least 6 or 7 people who have synesthesia but you may not yet know who they are because, until very recently, synesthesia was largely hidden and unknown. Now science is uncovering its secrets and the findings are leading to a radical rethink about how our senses are organized."
7:30 for 8pm start.
Meetings are FREE (although a contribution to expenses is appreciated)
Official Website: http://www.cafe-scientifique-brighton.org.uk/
Added by dallaway on June 5, 2008