No one has done more than Richard Cytowic and David Eagleman to bring a careful neuroscientific attention to synesthesia, grounded in decades of research and reports from thousands of patients. Their work has changed the way we think of the human brain, and Wednesday Is Indigo Blue is a unique and indispensable guide for anyone interested in how we perceive the world. -- Oliver Sachs A fascinating survey of the enormous variety and creativity of the synaesthetic mind. -- Daniel Tammet, synesthete and author of Born on a Blue Day
Richard E. Cytowic, M.D., MFA, a pioneering researcher in synesthesia, is Professor of Neurology at George Washington University. He is the author of Synesthesia: A Union of the Senses, The Man Who Tasted Shapes, The Neurological Side of Neuropsychology and (with David M. Eagleman) the Montaigne Medal-winner Wednesday Is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia, all published by the MIT Press. David M. Eagleman, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the Center for Synesthesia Research.
This is a clear, clever book that will appeal to synaesthetes in search of explanations, and to all with a passion for neurology's wild territory. -Liz Else, New Scientist
Filled with detailed tables, clarifying illustrations, and instructive chapters, this title, which includes an afterword by Nabokov's son Dmitri (also a synesthete), should be required reading for teachers and anyone who works with children. -Library Journal * Reviews *
This is a clear, clever book that will appeal to synaesthetes in search of explanations, and to all with a passion for neurology's wild territory. -Liz Else, New Scientist * Reviews *