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Q: synesthesia ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: synesthesia
Category: Science > Social Sciences
Asked by: opiaticslur-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 16 Jun 2005 10:57 PDT
Expires: 16 Jul 2005 10:57 PDT
Question ID: 533924
I recently discovered that the way i have always associated numbers,
letters, words, days and music with color was an actual studied
condition called Synesthesia.  The idea of this association being
studied is very interesting to me and i just would like to know if
there are any local studies looking for test subjects because i have
to learn more and would love to participate.  I live in the San Diego,
CA area.  Thank you in advance.

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 16 Jun 2005 13:30 PDT
Hello opiaticslur-ga,

You say you are interested in "local studies" looking for subjects
near San Diego. What are your geographic limits?

Also, are you also interested in exploring synesthesia research in
general? Do you want this information even if I can't locate a "local"
research project for you?

I look forward to your clarification.

~ czh ~

Clarification of Question by opiaticslur-ga on 16 Jun 2005 14:59 PDT
~ czh ~

  I am specifically looking for some sort, if any, of clinical study
looking for subjects.

I can find other information fine on my own but thank you for asking.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: synesthesia
From: politicalguru-ga on 16 Jul 2005 00:24 PDT
Dear Opiatic, 

"Our laboratory here at UC San Diego specifically examines
grapheme-color synesthesia, in which people see colors when looking at
letters and numbers, and what we refer to "sequence forms" in which
numbers (and other sequences, like days of the week and months of the
year) are experienced as having a spatial form. Sometimes these number
sequence forms are colored, sometimes not.

We are continuing to explore the experiences of synesthetes, and the
neural basis of synesthesia through a combination of psychophysical
experiments and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in
collaboration with Geoffrey Boynton at the Salk Institute.

If you experience any form of synesthesia, and would be interested in
participating in our research, please feel free to contact us, either
via e-mail or via telephone.

Edward M. Hubbard
Center for Brain and Cognition
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr. 
La Jolla, CA 92037-1300

(858) 534-7907" 
(SOURCE: - the reason that I haven't
posted it as an answer, is that Hubbard seems to be currently in
France, and I am not sure if the lab is still active. If it is, please
let me know, so I can post an official answer).

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