Art

Synaesthesia

Synaesthesia (also spelled synesthesia) is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. People who report a lifelong history of these experiences are known as synaesthetes. Synaesthetes might taste colors, see sounds, hear shapes or...

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Art

Art

Is synaesthesia more common in artists? Some researchers think this may be true. The synaesthetic experience has informed the creative output of painters, writers, sculptors, and musicians. Many synaesthete-artists have spoken candidly about the ways in which synaesthetic perception influences their work...

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Science

Science

Scientists from various disciplines are actively studying synaesthesia. Psychologists, geneticists, and neuroscientists, along with researchers from many other life and social science fields are exploring synaesthesia, its origins, and impacts. What are the underlying mechanisms that confer synaesthesia? This is just one of many questions...

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Mirror-Touch

  The IASAS is fortunate to have synesthete, researcher, and writer Dr. Joel Salinas MD as one of our founding members. We are delighted to announce the publication of his fascinating memoir Mirror-Touch: Notes from a Doctor Who Can Feel Your Pain.  You can find Mirror-Touch at your local bookstore, or via Amazon. You can […]

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Introducing Romke Rouw, IASAS Science Director

The International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists is honored to welcome Romke Rouw, PhD into the role of Science Director. Dr. Rouw is a professor at the University of Amsterdam, where she serves as a faculty member in the Brain and Cognition group in the Psychology department. She currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses, […]

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ASJ Call for Papers

Fundación Internacional Artecittá has announced its peer-reviewed open access publication ASJ: Artecittá Synesthesia Journal. Issue No. 1 will focus on color, with abstracts due March 6th, 2017. The Journal publishes four types of contributions:
 1. Theoretical essays (min 17,000 max 25,000 characters)
 2. Educational experience (min 17,000 max 25,000 characters)
 3. Collections of images, accompanied […]

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Join Us!

After several months of discussions, planning, establishing an international board, and developing a nonprofit structure, The International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists (IASAS) is accepting members. We are excited to be the first global organization focused on collaboration among synaesthetes, (people who have synaesthesia), the artists who create from synaesthetic perceptions, and the scientists […]

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Moving forward….

The IASAS is moving forward with our plans to become a federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. We held our first quorum board meeting on Friday August 19th 2016, and are now just a few step away from bringing members into the International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists.  If you’d like to be informed when […]

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Welcome!

The International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists welcomes you to its official website. Although there will likely be revisions over the coming weeks, on behalf of IASAS, I’d like to encourage you to look around and learn more about our nascent organization, its board of directors, and community.  

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