Conversations: Synesthesia and brain plasticity

Season 1 | Episode 30
42m | Sep 30, 2021

In this informal episode, we continue talking with our good friend Geraldine who shares her experience of synesthesia, telling us what it is like to see letters as colors!

Then we talk a bit about brain plasticity and memory encoding, trying to take a very pragmatic approach and giving you tips to probe your own brain! Are memories always pictorial? Can you imagine something that you've never experienced in the past? Geraldine helps us by bringing her knowledge about Hobbes to the table!

Finally, we come back to the framework to define your mental abilities, and we try to explicit it and complete it with one of the most important and fascinating aspects: blurriness vs determination of perceptions. When you gain expertise, what is happening in your brain ?!?

Test your implicit bias here:

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