Presentation Title

Developmental Synesthesia and Perceptual Difference in the American Curriculum: A Historical Survey

Location

Buller Hall 215

Start Date

30-3-2017 3:30 PM

End Date

30-3-2017 3:50 PM

Type of Presentation

25 minute Scholarly Work Presentation

Proposal for Presentation

This paper contemplates developmental synesthesia as a differentiated mode of perception and its impact on educational processes. Synesthesia is a relatively rare neurological condition characterized by excessive connectivity between brain areas that would normally become specialized throughout brain development. Yet, the enormous positive and negative implications of synesthesia for education have only started to gain attention in scholarly literature. In exploring how the American curriculum allows for differentiated modes of perception and specialized education throughout its recent history (1890s-present), this paper strives to find a place for synesthesia as a significant condition, with attention to new directions for future research.

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Developmental Synesthesia and Perceptual Difference in the American Curriculum: A Historical Survey

Buller Hall 215

This paper contemplates developmental synesthesia as a differentiated mode of perception and its impact on educational processes. Synesthesia is a relatively rare neurological condition characterized by excessive connectivity between brain areas that would normally become specialized throughout brain development. Yet, the enormous positive and negative implications of synesthesia for education have only started to gain attention in scholarly literature. In exploring how the American curriculum allows for differentiated modes of perception and specialized education throughout its recent history (1890s-present), this paper strives to find a place for synesthesia as a significant condition, with attention to new directions for future research.