Interview Compilations

Perceiving the world in more ways than one.
Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
Synesthesia and art Synesthesia can influence the choice of activities of those who have it. Dr. Ward shows how particular types of synesthesia can attract people to music and art and how their synesthesia might provide them with a richer experience. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:02:35
Synesthesia and creativity Are synesthetes more creative? Dr. Jamie Ward discusses whether or not there is a correlation between creativity and synesthesia and the results of tests he administered to his synesthete subjects. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:01:20
Synesthesia can aid in specific memory tasks Daniel Tammet used his synesthesia to help him memorize pi to 20,000 digits. However, it is an open question whether the average synesthete has a memory advantage over those who do not have synesthesia. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:04:04
Testing for synesthesia Dr. Jamie Ward explains how synesthesia can be tested for using different methods. One method focuses of the specificity of color associations and high test-retest reliability. Another test involves pattern perception where people with synesthesia... Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:03:18
The history of synesthesia Dr. Jamie Ward discusses the history of research on synesthesia and how the view of synesthesia has changed as different perspectives of psychology have arisen. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:04:58
The neural anatomy of synesthesia The adjacency principle, the idea that pairings in synesthetes are a result of the neural areas in which the information is processed being adjacent to one another, is one of the leading theories about the cause of synesthesia. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:03:41
Types of synesthesia Dr. Jamie Ward talks about different types of synesthesia and how they relate to the concept of sequences in the brain. Types of synesthesia include number and letter color, word-taste, vision-music, spatial sequences, and mirror-touch synesthesia. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:06:25
What does it feel like to be a synesthete? Based on his interactions with hundreds of synesthetes, Dr. Ward describes how synesthetes view their experiences and how synesthesia affects their daily lives. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:01:48
What is synesthesia? Dr. Jamie Ward is a researcher at the University of Sussex (UK) and an expert on synesthesia. Here he explains synesthesia as having an "extra-sensation" tagged onto a commonly experienced perception. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:00:58