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Synesthesia/Music Therapy

Writing 150H Presentation

Elizabeth Van

on 12 April 2011

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Transcript of Synesthesia/Music Therapy

Synesthesia: a neurological condition where you "experience" two senses at once You can.... taste words
....hear colors
....see color numbers
....feel words
....taste music 18.5%, Dr Hugo Heyrman 66.5%, Dr Hugo Heyrman Sound/Color Absolute Pitch Ability to name any note without the use of a reference pitch Color-hearing We see colors by distinguishing between the different wavelengths - very smiliar to the way we are able to distinguish pitch We are all synesthetes As babies, we didn't have the capacity to distinguish individual senses. Thus, all our senses were blended together. As we developed cognitively, recognition between the senses was formed, and synesthesia was lost. Synesthesia

Music Therapy “Imagine a painter's pallet: There are pools of concentrated color around the edges, but in the center, colors are blended to make richer and more complex colors. Pure tones are my colors around the edges, while harmonies and keys are my blending areas.” (Null, EastWest User Forums) You can teach absolute pitch by using synesthesia-related techniques Treatments may include: Music Therapy is a form of alternative medicine that has been proven to improve cases of depression, autism, cancer, and many other illnesses.
* music listening and performance
* improvisation
* lyric discussion
* light exercise to fun music
* individualized music to aid the
patient in making a plan for
improving his or her symptoms
* soft music when falling asleep
* fast music to increase energy
* group music listening Why can it be so effective? Music therapy is completely individualized to fit the needs of the patient. The music therapist uses music to target the specific problem areas. Testing You Amy Castro
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