News Update, Feb 27, 2014

Oxford Handbook of Synesthesia

This month saw the long awaited release of the 1120 page Oxford Handbook of Synesthesia. With contributions from all the leading synesthete researchers, it promises to be the definitive text on synesthesia. You may order it through Amazon at http://www.amazon.ca/Oxford-Handbook-Synesthesia-Julia-Simner/dp/0199603324/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393536953&sr=8-1&keywords=oxford+handbook+of+synesthesia

And you may catch it’s lead editor, Julia Simner, giving a talk in Toronto in March…

 

Synesthesia Talks at U of T, March 18th and 19th

“Tasty Coloured Sounds: The Experiences Of Synaesthetes”, presented by the Colour Research Society Of Canada. Full details at: http://www.colourresearch.org/

Tuesday March 18, 7:00 pm

Room 330, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. 80 Queen’s Park Cres

Dr. Julia Simner is a neuropsychologist and leading expert in the field of synesthesia research. She trained at the Universities of Oxford, Toronto and Sussex, and she currently runs the Synesthesia and Sensory Integration lab at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Her work focuses on the psychological and neuroscientific bases of synesthesia. She is the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Synesthesia

 

On Wednesday March 19 3-6pm

Room 544, OCAD University

Dr Daphne Maurer (McMaster University) will discuss results from the Music Visualization Workshop, held May 31 2013 at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.  Drs Simner and Maurer will also co-host a panel on the impact of synesthesia in education.

 

GTA Synesthete Meet-Up, Sunday March 2nd, 2pm

Also for those of you in and around Toronto, we’ll be having our regular monthly gathering of local synethetes at a member’s residence near Yonge & St.Clair on Sunday, March 2nd at 2pm. Message info@synethesiacanada.com if you require address details. Increasingly our discussions are taking a unique direction exploring synesthesia and consciousness.

Toronto-area Meet Up, Sunday Nov 3rd, 2pm

We will be having our next meeting on Sunday Nov 3rd at 2pm in the upstairs front room of Tequila Bookworm (512 Queen Street West, near Bathurst) . All synesthetes are welcome. We'll be discussing how synesthesia has influenced us, what we've learnt from it, and what knowledge we can pass on to other synesthetes to help them explore and utilize their abilities. This meeting is only open to synesthetes though we will have other events in the future that are open to researchers and those with a general interest in synesthesia.

GTA Synesthete Drinks Meet Up, Tues Sept 17th

The Canadian Synesthesia Association will be holding a Toronto area drinks meet up at 7:30pm, Tuesday Sept 17th, in the upstairs front room at Tequila Bookworm, 512 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 2B3 (Queen & Bathurst). 

This is a synesthete-only event, however there are other forthcoming events open also to researchers and non-synis with an interest in synesthesia. The CSA hopes to facilitate similar meet ups amongst synesthetes in other major Canadian cities in the future.

 

Synesthesia Conference at OCADU

The Canadian Synesthesia Association will be launching during the ASA's 10th global synesthesia conference, being hosted by the Colour Research Society of Canada and OCADU in Toronto from Fri May 31st - Sun June 2nd, 2013.

For further details please see:

Registration

Conference Website

Call For Conference Volunteers

A number of events are open to the public without registering for the conference. These include:

Fri May 31st, evening - The Gryphon Trio (classical Juno winners) performing works from famous synesthete composers at U of T’s Walter Hall at 9pm, preceeded by a talk on synesthesia at 7:30pm. Free to the public. 80 Queen’s Park Cres.

Sat Jun 1st, evening - Local synesthete musicians perform their works upstairs at the El Mocambo (Spadina & College). The night will feature performances from The Flowers Of Hell (10:15pm), The Auras (11:15pm), and The Disraelis (12:15am), preceded by a collaborative improvisation between synesthetes. Doors 9pm. Pay What You Can. 464 Spadina Ave. With lasers https://www.facebook.com/events/559629714057286/?fref=ts