The company's Managing Director, Jack James, has a background in film and television and began developing Synaesthesia
five years ago, whilst working on the BBC production, Planet Earth.
Neuroscientists think that mirror-touch synaesthesia
is caused by overactivity in our mirror-touch system - a network of regions in the brain that become active when we see another person being touched.
She said: "I first discovered I had the condition when I heard a radio programme about this thing called synaesthesia
In Romantic poetry and in nineteenth-century French Symbolism, Literary synaesthesia
typically contributes to some undifferentiated emotional quality characteristic of certain altered states of consciousness--"vague, dreamy, or uncanny hallucinatory moods" (Stanford)--or a strange, magical experience or heightened mystery.
Scientists call my visual, emotional experience of numbers synaesthesia
, a rare neurological mixing of the senses, which most commonly results in the ability to see alphabetical letters and/or numbers in colour.
Finally, the new discourse on synaesthesia
must be considered against the background of a broad revaluation of the senses and their traditional hierarchy--particularly the modern supremacy of vision over audition, sight over sound.
literally means a confusion of the senses, creating a world where sound has a smell, a face has a voice and colour has a taste.
Features of this pedagogy (avoiding the authoritarian word `teaching') are Transformed Practice, Critical Framing, Conversationalisation of Public Discourse, Designs of Meaning, Distributed Systems, Hybrid Textualities, People as Portfolios, Intertextuality, Symbolic Capital, Metalanguage of Design, Orders of Discourse, Situated Practice, Synaesthesia
, New Flattened Hierarchies, and Knowledges.
He sees these as revolving around the concepts of synaesthesia
and similarity: the former (particularly dear to late-nineteenth-century symbolist aesthetics) represents a "tendency for an input in one sensory mode to excite an involuntary response in another" (p.
The Virgin store in Dundee wanted a 30-per-cent cut of the sales of Synaesthesia
Dr Sands believes the Welsh poet had a condition called synaesthesia
, which in its simplest form is described as a "union of the senses" where two or more of the five senses that are normally experienced separately are involuntarily and automatically joined together.
Many unusual phenomena are then discussed in detail, including synaesthesia
, hallucination, lucid dreaming, identity dissociation, reported alien abduction and psionic experiences, past-life recollection, near-death and mystical experiences, and anomalous healing.