Maureen Seaberg

Writer in New York

Maureen Seaberg

Writer in New York

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Maureen Seaberg is an author, consultant and producer with many exciting projects.

She is the coauthor 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 fifteen years ago in Tacoma, Washington. The book has been optioned for film, to be co-produced by Michael Costigan and Channing Tatum.

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. A mirror touch synesthete, she is profoundly empathic and sighted.

She also experiences the behaviors of functional tetrachromacy and tested positive for this fourth cone class for color vision on a DNA test. She is proud to have inspired and collaborated on MAC Cosmetics's wildly successful Liptensity lipstick line due to her super color discernment resulting from tetrachromacy. Vogue called her "Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes."

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.

She is Mensa-qualified.