Feature: What is consciousness? Exhibition aims to provide some answers

LONDON, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) — Imagine if you could see a different color for each letter of the roman alphabet or each Chinese character that you read; would that be amazing or commonplace? Is it even possible? A new exhibition examining the mysterious world of the human mind shows that the phenomenon of seeing letters as colors has happened, that it has a name — synaesthesia — and that it and many other phenomena examined in the show at the wellcome Collection in London are all part of the collective human experience. The works of psychologists, artists, writers, neuroscientists and philosophers are drawn together in the States of Mind exhibition to explore the area between consciousness and unconsciousness. Curator Emily Sargent said: “We examine the wonder and the fragility of…


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