RE: Differentiation/Merging of the senses

Gatherer, D. (
Fri, 03 Sep 1999 08:59:48 +0200

Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999 08:59:48 +0200
From: "Gatherer, D. (Derek)" <>
Subject: RE: Differentiation/Merging of the senses
To: "''" <>

>I am sceptical concerning synaesthesia.

OK.. how much reading have you done on it?

A fair amount, although I don't claim to be an expert. I've never read
anything that convinced me that it is anything other than a hallucination,
rather like an LSD-induced state. I don't buy
a) that it is a "normal" state in infants
b) that it is somehow deeply meaningful with respect to the theory of the

As I said before, people claim to see all sorts of strange things. Why
synaethesia should be elevated to some kind of special case has always
puzzled me.

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