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Edward M. Hubbard I am a NUMBRA post-doctoral researcher, studying numerical cognition and synesthesia in Paris, France, with Stanislas Dehaene at INSERM Unit 562. I recieved my PhD from the University of California, San Diego working with V.S. Ramachandran (see also Vilayanur_S._Ramachandran) and Geoffrey Boynton at the Salk Institute. Before that, I did my undergraduate studies in cognitive science at the University of California, Berkeley.

My main areas of research include:

  • Synesthesia: In particular, grapheme-color synaesthesia in which letters and numbers elicit colors. This research has been published both in specialist journals such as Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Neuron, Cortex and the Journal of Consciousness Studies, and in the propular press, including in Scientific American and SciAm Mind. I am also a founding member of the American Synesthesia Association, and served to help organize several conferences and symposia on topics relating to synesthesia.
  • Numerical Cognition: The neural bases of human abilities to process numbers. In particular, I have studied the human mental number-line, or the fact that everyone unconsciously associates numbers with space. Interestingly some synesthetes also associate numbers with space, but for them, this is a conscious association. My current research suggests that this linkage between numbers and space depends on the parietal lobe involved with numerical processing and spatial processing.

External linksEdit

Edward M. Hubbard's Wepage

Current ProjectsEdit

Scientific Topics

  • Synesthesia: clean up and additions.
  • Number_form: A stub which relates to synesthesia, and which I will clean up and integrate more completely with the synesthesia page.
  • Numerical Cognition: my first "from scratch" entry. The current version, while correct in what is there leaves a great deal to be done. Especially lacking is information about higher level mathematical thought, such as infinity.
  • Numeracy: Related to numerical cognition, as the important social outcome of our numerical abilities. This is listed as a stub, but seems relatively well-done. Low on my priority list.
  • Phantom_limb and Mirror_box: These are two entries that are related to V.S. Ramachandran's work. Both of these are major rewrites, and relate to the next project on my list, which is to work on the V.S. Ramachandran entry. I spent an afternoon working on the major rewrites, but there are still some additions and clean-up that could be done.


  • V.S. Ramachandran: One of my two PhD advisors. Other wikipedians have already created an entry for him, but asked for someone to write more about his work. Since I know his work very well, I have agreed to take this on.

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