Synaestesia: The Gateway to Knowledge

Synaestesia: The Gateway to Knowledge

Eliezer Geisler (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-918-2.ch005


A good portion of brain research has been directed towards its anomalies, and mental illnesses that result from them. Examples include Alzheimer’s disease and synaesthia.1 This is due partly to the desire of researchers to assist in understanding diseases and hastening cures for them, and partly because the study of anomalies is a better way to understand how complex systems such as the human brain actually function (Harrison, 2001).

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