Thursday, December 29, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
What is Synesthesia?
Some people see colors in letters or numbers called color-graphemic synesthesia, see colors from sounds call sound-color synesthesia, or taste from hearing or saying certain words call lexical-gustatory synesthesia.
How do some people have this ability?
One of the beliefs argues that all people initially have this ability, but because of later stages in neurodevelopment when neuronal pruning occurs people lose the ability. The individuals who do not go through this process completely may have synesthesia.
Other arguments for how one can have synesthesia include cross-wiring of neurons, or atypical functioning of the ‘association area’ in the brain. Synethesia specifically color-graphemic can be induced through taking hallucinating drugs such as Magic Mushroom.
People with synesthesia has been linked to having stronger memory.
credits: Tai's Psychology Blog
Sunday, December 25, 2011
I've read the book back in 2004. And now 2011, the trailer has come out (super excited!). This is a masterpiece revolves around a wizard, a dragon named Smaug, a Bag-End hobbit and a band of dwarves (oh and also my preciousss...)
One year to go for the release of the 1st part (the 2nd part will be in 2013 though). Tolkien / LOTR fans, mark your calender 14 December 2012. ;) make sure to keep up with The Hobbit updates.
*will read The Hobbit, again and again and again.