File deleuze-guattari/deleuze-guattari.0503, message 34


Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2005 19:23:50 +0100
Subject: Re: [D-G] find the d&g in this
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Citerar "Dr. Harald Wenk" <hwenk-AT-web.de>:

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

Normally, persons with clinical synaesthesia experience a combination of senses.
The clearer borders usually drawn between the five senses breaks down for them.
It is in reporting the taste of music that it seems peculiar to us, because, in
my opinion, the language we have to express it makes their experience seem
suspicious or imagined post facto, but the distinction between the senses is
imagined post facto.
.
Certain patients see music or letters in colors. Sometimes, for instance,
certain frequencies causes their entire visual field to be tinged with certain
colors. The color related to the frequency is almost always the same. Hence in
the article it says her "tone-interval identification was perfect". Other
patients have experienced seeing color in their peripheral vision when exposed
to certain stimulae. In the case of the patient below it seems that she hears
the tone, but that hearing also produces a taste. This is something almost all
of us can relate to, especially in altered states, but in synaesthetes the
sensation is much more specific. For the woman mentioned below her tastes could
be probably systematized so that she could produce music tablature for taste
rather than for sight-reading. 

Regards,
James Garrabrant

> 
> Am Thu, 3 Mar 2005 17:04:58 -0500 schrieb joan carol urquhart  
> <jcu-AT-execulink.com>:
> 
> > Report: Woman 'tastes' musical notes
> >
> >
> >
> > Thursday, March 3, 2005 Posted: 1:18 PM EST (1818 GMT)
> >
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > "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.
> >
> >
> >
> > "She doesn't imagine the taste, she really tastes it."
> >
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > But E.S. sees the colors and depending on the tone intervals a symphony
> > could be bittersweet, salty, sour or creamy.
> >
> >
> >
> > "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.
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> > When the applied tastes corresponded with the intervals she was able to
> > identify them quicker than other musicians.
> >
> >
> > "We found that E.S.'s tone-interval identification was perfect," the
> > researchers said.
> >
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