Presenters and their Topics:University of California, San Diego 2002
The Second Annual National Meeting of the American Synesthesia Association, Inc. took place on May 17-19 2002, at the University of California San Diego in La Jolla, California. [The Center for Brain and Cognition, McGill Hall, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California
Welcome by Edward M. Hubbard, Introduction by Carol Steen
Richard Cytowic, Keynote Speaker Synesthesia: Binding Qualia and Categories. How the Brain Finds Constancy in an Inconstant World
Opening Remarks by ASA Co-Founders, Carol Steen, Pat Duffy. Brief statement from Sean A. Day, president of the ASA, Inc.
Jeffrey Gray, Implications of colored hearing synesthesia for the Hard Problem of Consciousness
Sean Day, Trends, Multiple Synesthetes, and Implications for Adjacency Theories
Peter Grossenbacher, Interviews with Synesthetes Reveal Numerous Forms of Synesthesia
Natasha Lvovich, Synesthesia and Multilingualism: Working Hypothesis and Overview of Research Avenues
Mike Dixon, Not All Synaesthetes are Created Equal: Distinguishing Between Projector and Associator Synaesthetes
Carol J. Steen, Visions Shared: A Firsthand Look into Synesthesia and Art
Edward M. Hubbard, Ongoing Investigations into the Neural Basis of Grapheme-Color Synesthesia
Pat Duffy, Pat will read from her recently published book, Blue Cats: How Synesthetes Color Their World
Phil Merikle, Is There a Genetic Contribution to the Development of Synaesthesia?
Linda Langness, Discovering I'm not alone: How Synesthesia Research Effects Individual Lives as well as Cultural Norms and Values.
Harley Gittleman, A Multimedia Presentation Incorporating Music and Color from a Tone to Color Synaesthetic Composer
Jamie Ward, Taste Induced by Speech: Clues about the Developmental Origin of Synaesthesia and it's Relationship to Language
Crétien van Campen and Clara Froger, Profiles of Color Synesthesia: The NeCoSyn Method
V.S. Ramachandran, Synesthetic Bootstrapping: How Synesthesia and Cross-Activation of Brain Maps Leads to a Grand Unified Theory of the Origin of language, Metaphor, and Abstract Thought