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Recent Conference

The Fourth Annual National Conference of
the American Synesthesia Association, Inc.,

took place on November 5 - 7, 2004, at the

Barrows Hall

The American Synesthesia Association, Inc. Conference was held in Barrows Hall in the Lipman Room, located on the 8th floor.

Presenters’ Schedule and Locations

Friday, November 5

The Reception and Conference Registration was held at the Beach Room, on the 3rd Floor of Tolman Hall

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. At the Door Registration
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Reception

Saturday, November 6

The Conference was held in Barrows Hall in the Lipman Room, located on the 8th floor

8:00 –9:00 a.m. At the Door Registration

9:00 –9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks:
Carol Steen, Pat Duffy, Sean Day, Lynn Robertson

9:30 –10:30 a.m. Daphne Maurer, Keynote Speaker
The infant as synesthete?

10:30 –10:50 a.m. BREAK

10:50 –11:20 a.m. Noam Sagiv
Prevalence of synesthesia and number forms

11:20 –11:50 a.m. Greta Berman
Synesthesia among contemporary composers and performing artists

11:50 – 12:20 p.m. Alicia Callejas
A web-based descriptive study of grapheme-colour synaesthesia

12:20 – 2:20 p.m. LUNCH

2:20 – 2:50 p.m. Richard Cytowic
Synesthesia: transition from implicit to explicit

2:50 –3:20 p.m. Nina F. Dronkers
"Letteral Invision": a speech-to-text form of synesthesia

3:20 –3:50 p.m. Diane Swick
Excessive effects of orthography in a text synesthete: results from auditory priming

3:50 –4:10 p.m. BREAK

4:10 – 4:40 p.m. Mark Stewart
Photism congruency and false recognitions in grapheme-color synesthetes

4:40 –5:10 p.m.Kevin Mitchell
A systematic study in the Irish population of the phenotypic characteristics and familiality of synaesthesia

5:10 – 5:40 p.m. Marcia Smilack
Singing Arches

5:40 –7:30 p.m. Reception in the Lipman Room in Barrows Hall

Sunday, November 7

The Conference was held in Barrows Hall in the Lipman Room, located on the 8th floor.

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. At the Door Registration

9:00 – 9:30 p.m. David Eagleman
The genetics of synesthesia: linking genes to perception

9:30 –10:00 a.m.Veronica Gross
Significance of letter arrangement in the color-graphemic synesthetic experience

10:00 –10:30 a.m. Avishai Henik
Colors affect numerical processing in synesthesia

10:30 – 10:50 a.m. BREAK

10:50 –11:20 a.m.Christine Söffing
Will your child sing the smell of tomatoes? Using synaesthesia in workshops for art

11:20 – 11:50 a.m. Michael Esterman
Attenuating the synesthetic experience with rTMS

11:50 – 12:20 p.m.Martin van den Berg
The effect of synaesthetically induced colors on perceptual organization

12:20 – 2:20 p.m. Working Lunch Sean Day, Moderator
How many types of synesthesia are there

2:20 – 2:50 p.m.Alva Noe
Phantom colors

2:50 – 3:20 p.m. Sabrina DeTurk
Does perception influence reception in the visual arts?

3:20 – 3:50 p.m. Peter Grossenbacher
Meaning, Artistic Creativity, and Synesthetic Conception

3:50 – p.m. Closing Remarks