One in 23 people carry the genes for the synesthesia. Not a disorder but a neurological trait - like perfect pitch - synesthesia creates vividly felt cross-sensory couplings. A synesthete might hear a voice and at the same time see it as a color or shape, taste its distinctive flavor, or feel it as a physical touch. Cytowic explains that synesthesia´s most frequent manifestation is seeing days of the week as colored, followed by sensing letters, numerals, and punctuation marks in different hues even when printed in black. Other manifestations include tasting food in shapes, seeing music in moving colors, and mapping numbers and other sequences spatially. One synesthete declares, ´´Chocolate smells pink and sparkly´´; another invents a dish (chicken, vanilla ice cream, and orange juice concentrate) that tastes intensely blue. Cytowic, who in the 1980s revived scientific interest in synesthesia, sees it now understood as a spectrum, an umbrella term that covers five clusters of outwardly felt couplings that can occur via several pathways. Yet synesthetic or not, each brain uniquely filters what it perceives. Cytowic reminds us that each individual´s perspective on the world is thoroughly subjective. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Sellon-Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002871/bk_gdan_002871_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have your senses been troubling you? If so, you might be suffering from a condition related to sensual deviation and - mingling sound, taste, touch, and sight - called synesthesia. For those who experience this, the senses may overlap. This clear, concise book will inspire you that, no matter how rare synesthesia may seem, you are not alone.This fascinating but confusing phenomenon is explained in great detail. For those who are intrigued by the perception of the senses, this book is a great description of the known physiology of synesthesia and the ways the individuals with it see, taste, hear, taste, and touch the world. It’s a straightforward guide that can help you understand perceptions in a unique way. You’ll hear about subtopics such as:What synesthesia is, and why it is so rare but worth studyingA list of surprising signs that you might have a form of synesthesiaThe classified categories of synesthesia, and all that pertains to themThe main disadvantages of synesthesia and how to handle those impairments the best way How caregivers and parents can support children with synesthesiaHow synesthesia can grow during someone’s childhood but die out laterAnyone without a background in psychology could listen to to this clear and comprehensible book completely and thoroughly enjoy it. If you want to know more about synesthesia, its symptoms, causes, and solutions then this book is definitely for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Boozer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130426/bk_acx0_130426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The best-selling Christian fiction/fantasy series continues! Time has run out. The world as we know it is coming to an end and a handful of heroes are all that stand in the way of the final darkness. Born in an age of brutality and miracles, Eli was raised from the dead to start a new life unlike any other. His touch can heal; his pain can destroy. He has not only seen the rise and fall of civilizations, his power has been the cause of them. Prepare yourself for an adventure through time and prepare to face the greatest challenge humankind has ever known. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew L Molberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095482/bk_acx0_095482_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Does your toaster oven make you feel shamefully inadequate with his lofty ideals and Jeffersonian views of the world? Is the letter Q the wrong shade of yellow? Are you frequently bothered by abstract images and geometric shapes falling from the sky? If so, this book can help. The Toaster Oven Mocks Me is a humorous memoir that chronicles Steve´s discovery, concealment, and eventual acceptance of synesthesia; a peculiar condition where one sense is stimulated, and two senses respond. It´s like a ´´buy one, get one free´´ for your senses! But wait, there´s more! Join Steve on his journey and experience the world as he does: Every letter and every number that you see, taking on its own distinct color. Visualizing dates in history and actually seeing a floating, holographic timeline just inches from your nose. And best of all, sensing personality from inanimate objects! But that´s not all! Watch as our charismatic hero conceals his condition for decades using misdirection, clever tactics, and a sense of humor that only a mother could love. Order now and we´ll throw in a mental breakdown at no extra charge! You read that right! You´ll witness the inevitable outcome of hiding one´s individuality for over four decades; and you´ll occupy a front row seat as Steve finally figures out that uniqueness is something to be celebrated. Now how much would you pay? That´s a brain condition and a mental collapse, for one low price! Order now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Verner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092656/bk_acx0_092656_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Verity Montague is a servant in 1692 Salem. Her flaming red hair and mismatched eyes make her a prime target for accusation of witchcraft. Orphaned during the Indian raids, she and her brother with Asperger´s Syndrome come to live with the key historical figures of the trials - The Putnams. They keep their synesthesia secret - that days, months and years appear as color in Verity´s mind, and for John, that symphonies play in a Fantasia-style performance of colors and geometric patterns. Truman Johnstone ´s ability to discern people´s expressions, and decipher if they were lying - made him an outspoken child. Being different kept him from being adopted till he was fourteen. He now runs an orphanage for problem youths, and is a feeding therapist in his desire to help children deal with their peculiarities. To give them the childhood he never had. The harvest festival corn maze Truman creates every year has an unwelcome visitor. Children hear disembodied voices skipping through the corn maze amid the backdrop of eerie orchestral music. In every year of the calendar, intermittent doors of time swing open and closed, so long as the cornfield stands. In societies set on sameness - all are outsiders. They learn the traits that make us outcasts, may be the very ones that make us great, and that true love may heal all, and even transcend time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Krause. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020396/bk_acx0_020396_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When 13-year-old Mia finally reveals a closely-guarded secret, it soon echoes throughout her school. She was born with synesthesia, a neurological cross-wiring that lets her see sounds, taste shapes, and smell colors. To Mia, the letter A glows with faded sunflower-yellow, screeching chalk sizzles with jagged red sparks, and her cat´s voice puffs with orange-mango haze. How can Mia ´´the alien´´ find acceptance and self-worth? A VOYA Top-Shelf selection, Wendy Mass´ poignant yet funny coming-of-age novel also received the ALA´s Schneider Family Book Award. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danielle Ferland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/001341/bk_reco_001341_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This edition of Scientific American Mind contains seven articles. The cover story deals with synesthesia, when senses blend together in the brain. Also in this issue: thrill seeking, intelligence drugs, power trips, first impressions, the winter blues and lastly better work through relaxation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Moran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/scam/000119/pe_scam_000119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A gripping young adult suspense novel drenched in color, mystery, and lies; set in the sense-blending world of Synesthesia. New York Times and USA Today best-selling author CJ Lyons grabs you and won’t let go, keeping you guessing until the very last sentence of The Color of Lies.When you can see emotions in color, motives become black and white. Even murder.High school senior Ella Cleary has always been able to read people. And for good reason: she has a rare medical condition called synesthesia that scrambles the senses, allowing Ella to see colors that reveal people’s true emotions. Everyone but Alec’s.Alec is a mystery to Ella, a handsome, enigmatic young journalist who makes her feel normal for the first time in her life…until he reveals the real reason he sought her out. He wants to learn the truth behind her parents’ deaths. And Ella’s world turns upside down when Alec tells her their deaths were not an accident.After learning her entire life is based on a lie, Ella doesn’t know who she can trust or even who she truly is. With family secrets slowly revealed and the evidence mixing fact and fiction, the only way for Ella to learn the truth about her past is to find a killer.The Color of Lies:Clean YA suspense with themes of mystery, romance, and friendship - a must-listen for fans ages 13 and upBy New York Times and USA Today best-selling thriller writer CJ Lyons, whose adult suspense novels have sold over 2 million copies in print and digitalFeatures the little-known and fascinating condition synesthesia, in which people may see sounds, taste words, or feel sensations on their skin when they smell certain scentsPerfect for fans of Caroline B. Cooney, Ally Carter, and Jennifer Brown 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/002986/bk_zond_002986_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.