Synaesthesia in Perspective: Development, Networks, and Multisensory Processing


Organizers: Tessa van Leeuwen, Sina A. Trautmann-Lengsfeld,

Peter König, Jianwei Zhang, Andreas K. Engel

Location: Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf

Date: February 28th - March 1st 2014


We are pleased to announce our symposium on synaesthesia and multisensory processing from February 28th to March 1st 2014 in Hamburg.

Synaesthesia is a fascinating phenomenon in which different senses are mixed: for synaesthetes, specific sensory stimuli automatically trigger additional perceptual experiences that are not normally perceived by non-synaesthetes.

Studying synaesthesia is interesting by itself, allowing for exploration of the nature of conscious experiences. The aim of the planned symposium, however, is to put synaesthesia in perspective by also emphasizing the relevance of synaesthesia for other fields of study, such as multisensory processing, sensory substitution, development of sensory processing, and connectivity in sensory systems.