Nightline did a feature on our case study, JP, who has acquired synesthesia and savant syndrome
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
This was one of the syn team's contributions to the poetry slam night at Tucson, 2012
The rave of all conferences (Tucson 2012)
Sitting in the audience, sweating, ice water
in our hands, sweating
boiled blood for later use. The rave
is here. The rave of all conferences
Cactuses and scorpions. The rave
of the world views. The massacre
all over the place,
cactuses pricking your mind
pricking, pricking, PRICKING
The massacre of consciousness, the rave
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE? WHAT IS IT LIKE?
Deepak Chopra and molecules
David Chalmers and mindfulness
David Copperfield and magic
Dane Cook and mockery
Don Corleone and the mafia
DCs. DCs all over the place. DCs, DCs, DCssss. The rave
Mindfulness, magic, molecules, happy molecules,
Small drops of magic
Mindfulness, molecules, mockery, mafia
Deepak pricking Jesse
unconscious and unattentive
Jesse pricking Bob Kentridge
unconscious and attentive
Attention. Attention. Attention. ATTENTION
of the hospitality suite. Get out
Jesse Prinz! Attention. Attention. The rave.
Rave, magic, mafia:
Out. Out. Out. OUT!
Of the hospitality suite! Out!
The woman, the security guard, the rave
The woman, angry, foaming, red, pricking, like a cactus.
At the Tucson conference, women are more dangerous than shotguns
Pricking. Becoming cactuses. Shutting us out.
There are no worries. Only zombies worry. No worries
The zombies made her an offer she couldn't refuse
We drink, we speak, we prick, we party
after the rave
the rave, the cactuses, the shotguns, the zombies, the pricking, the mafia, the molecules
happy molecules, the rave
the rave of all conferences
I am really looking forward to this conference here in St. Louis, particularly Patricia Churchland's talk on Saturday April 28.