Fw: CVNet - color and music

Ron Blue rcb5 at msn.com
Fri Mar 31 16:48:59 EST 2000

RE: CVNet - color and musicYou might be interested in this web page provided by Dr. Oderdorfer.
Ron Blue
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Oberdorfer, Mike (NEI) 
To: rcb5 at msn.com 
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2000 2:44 PM
Subject: RE: CVNet - color and music

The phenomenon you describe is called "synathesia,"  where one associates color with sounds usually music.  See the attached URL.


Michael D. Oberdorfer, Ph.D. 
National Eye Institute/NIH 
Executive Plaza South, Room 350 
6120 Executive Blvd., MSC 7164 
Bethesda, MD 20892-7164 
PH: 301.496.5301 
FX: 301.402.0528 
email: oberdorfer at nei.nih.gov 

-----Original Message----- 
From: Color and Vision Network [mailto:cvnet at lawton.ewind.com] 
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2000 11:43 AM 
To: CVNetList at lawton.ewind.com 
Subject: CVNet - color and music 

From: "Ron Blue" <rcb5 at msn.com> 
To: "Color and Vision Network" <cvnet at lawton.ewind.com> 
Cc: <audiolog at net.bio.net> 
Subject: colors and music 
Organization: Microsoft Corporation 

I had a student who sees colors when listening to music to place small 
speakers under each forearm and listen to his favorite song. 

The reason was to discover if the interacting wavelets of stimulation would 
increase the color experience.  The idea was suggested by the Correlational 
Opponent Processing model at http://turn.to/ai 

The experience created in the student interesting outcomes.  The ability to 
see colors was significantly reduced when listening to music.  The colors 
were grayish and mild.  The student reported a rather strong feeling of well 
being and mild pleasure. 

Ron Blue 

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