Maureen Seaberg

Maureen Seaberg

Maureen Seaberg is the co-author of Struck By Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel, the story of Jason Padgett, who acquired synesthesia and savant syndrome due to a brain injury sustained in a brutal mugging twelve years ago in Tacoma, Washington. The book has just been optioned for film by Sony with Michael Costigan and Channing Tatum to co-produce. Ms. Seaberg personally has higher and lower synesthesias: her sensory experience of the letter K is teal, the number 8 aubergine, and she would have to become a glass artisan to describe what she sees when listening to Yo-Yo Ma. She also recently tested positive on a DNA test for tetrachromacy. She has presented on synesthesia at the Toward a Science of Consciousness conferences in Tucson and Stockholm, Yale Divinity School, the American Synesthesia Association conference at Vanderbilt University, Science Writers in New York (SWINY) and at Tibet House and NYU. She has written for the New York Times, Vogue, O, the Oprah Magazine, ESPN the magazine, Huffington Post, The Daily Beast and has appeared on MSNBC, MTV News, and PBS. 

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Sensorium is about how we understand extraordinary experiences of the senses. An author and journalist, Maureen Seaberg has personal experience with several forms of synesthesia and is a tetrachromat, possessing the genetic basis for a fourth cone class for color vision. Ms. Seaberg reports from inside her personal realm of sensory experience as well as on the experiences of others and the latest research from the field.

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