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The 4th edition of Odorama, a scent event serie organized by Mediamatics in cooperation with Caro Verbeek, dealt this time with the fascinating topic of synesthesia.

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 such experiences are known as synesthetes.

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Dr. Cretien van Campen: He is best known for his work on synesthesia in art, and studies of perceived quality of life, in particular of how people with health problems perceive their living conditions in the context of health and social care services.

Dr. Laura Speed: Is there a linguistic interpretation for synesthesia? Dr. Laura Speed is researcher (psycho-linguistics) at the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen working on the linguistic explanation of synesthesia opposed to a genetic or cultural component.

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Amy Toner is a choreographer that teaches children to dance according scents, so to say smell-movement synesthesia.

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Smell performance “Bee-ing”

We smelled fragrances of Dana el Masri.

Have a good start into the week! Yours, Fran

 

 

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