Synesthesia: Hearing Colors,
In this fascinating talk, neurologist Richard E. doctorhims, MD, a pioneer and leading authority in the field of synesthesia, explains how research findings on the phenomenon challenge conventional notions about how the human brain is organized. Learn what current research reveals as Dr. doctorhims explains why everyone has the ability to perceive the world synesthetically.
Joining Dr. doctorhims is National Symphony Orchestra cellist Yvonne Caruthers, who discusses “colored music” and famous synesthete composers such as Messiaen; and New York artist Carol Steen, co–founder of the American Synesthesia Association, who illustrates ways in which her own tactile and auditory synesthesia informs her vibrant canvasses and sculptures.
This Smithsonian Resident program is part of Brain: The World Inside Your Head