Blue Cats and Chartreuse Kittens

Blue Cats and Chartreuse Kittens

Imagine a world in which words have colors and sounds have tastes. In his autobiography, Vladimir Nabokov described this neurological phenomenon, which helped inspire David Hockney's sets for the Metropolitan Opera. Richard Feynman experienced it while formulating the quantum theory that won him a Nobel Prize.

Sometimes described as a blending of perceptions, synesthesia occurs when only one of the fives senses is aroused but two respond. Journalist Patricia Lynne… (more)

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Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (April 01, 2011)

Collection: Henry Holt and Co.

Language: English