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