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enriqueenriquez
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I can’t remember in which thread we were talking about Synesthesia, the condition that makes a person have a joined sensation in two of his five senses (a texture is perceived as a color, a sound is tasted, an image has smell, etc...), but I found this book “The Man Who Tasted Shapes” by Richard E. Cytowic, a neurologist that research and explain the trait in full.

In this book Cytowic tells the story of this guy who feel textures on the flavours of food, and how this encounter made him spend 10 years researching about Synesthesia.

Is a great book, easy to read and very interesting, full of ideas to frame psychological forces or mental effects.

Here is Cytowic webpage:

http://cytowic.net/TOC-Shapes.htm
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I have read about people having to end relationships because just seeing the significant other smelled so bad.
Gordon
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I agree, it's a fascinating book. I came to it from the medical and reality-perception angle, but now that you mention it, there's no doubt some themes of interest to magicians.
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