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What happens when our senses overlap?

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July
052012

14:30 - 16:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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Café Scientifique with Professor Vincent Walsh as part of the 2012 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Event details

How can the sight of the letter ‘Q’ activate the sensation of the colour red? Why does the sound of a middle C played on a violin bring about the taste of tuna? It is only relatively recently with the use of brain imaging techniques that synaesthesia has come to be understood as a genuine neurological condition. Join Professor Vincent Walsh to discover how some people have come to live with these experiences and how synaesthesia may be linked to our aptitude for creative thinking.

Professor Vincent Walsh is a holder of the Royal Society Industry Fellowship based in the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London.

Attending this event

This event is free and open for all to attend and admission is on a first come, first served basis. Food and drink will be available to purchase throughout the event.

Café Scientifique events aim to provide a forum for the debate of scientific ideas. Join scientists and other specialists to explore current issues in science over a drink. Audience participation is strongly encouraged.

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What happens when our senses overlap?

Café Scientifique with Professor Vincent Walsh as part of the 2012 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK