File deleuze-guattari/deleuze-guattari.0503, message 29


To: deleuze-guattari-driftline.org-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [D-G] find the d&g in this
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2005 15:53:49 +0200


Hello,

do I interprete this right, thart she is only tasting the music if she  
hears it at the same time?

Greetings

Harald Wenk

Am Thu, 3 Mar 2005 17:04:58 -0500 schrieb joan carol urquhart  
<jcu-AT-execulink.com>:

> Report: Woman 'tastes' musical notes
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> Thursday, March 3, 2005 Posted: 1:18 PM EST (1818 GMT)
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> LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Music can be a mouth-watering experience for
> one Swiss musician who "tastes" combinations of notes as distinct  
> flavors,
> according to a report in the science journal Nature.
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> The 27-year-old woman known as E.S. is a synaesthete, someone who
> experiences sensation in more than one sense from the same stimulation,
> researchers said on Wednesday.
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> When E.S. hears tone intervals, the difference in pitch between two  
> tones,
> she not only can see the musical notes as different colors but can taste  
> the
> sounds.
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> "This is a special case of a musician who, when she hears tone intervals,
> she has a perception of a taste of a tone," said psychologist Michaela
> Esslen, of the University of Zurich in Switzerland.
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> "She doesn't imagine the taste, she really tastes it."
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> The case of E.S. reported in Nature is exceptional because seeing  
> letters or
> digits in a certain color is more common in synaesthesia.  It may also
> involve seeing a musical tone as a color.
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> But E.S. sees the colors and depending on the tone intervals a symphony
> could be bittersweet, salty, sour or creamy.
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> "Whenever she hears a specific musical interval, she automatically
> experiences a taste on her tongue that is consistently linked to that
> particular interval," the scientists said in the journal.
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> They tested E.S.'s ability by applying solutions tasting sour, bitter,  
> salty
> or sweet to her tongue and asking her to identify the tone intervals, a
> difficult task that requires musical training.
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> When the applied tastes corresponded with the intervals she was able to
> identify them quicker than other musicians.
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> "We found that E.S.'s tone-interval identification was perfect," the
> researchers said.
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