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

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:

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 if you require address details. Increasingly our discussions are taking a unique direction exploring synesthesia and consciousness.