Kristian Marlow

Neuroscience, Philosophy, Law


  • Master's in Philosophy (2013-Present) University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • Bachelor's in Philosophy (2008-2012) University of Missouri, St. Louis





Organizational Posts

Empirical Research Projects

  • Acquired synesthesia and savant syndrome
  • Blindsight
  • Deaf hearing
  • Intersection of neuroscience and law



  1. Deaf Hearing: Implicit Discrimination of Auditory Content in a Patient with Mixed Hearing Loss, with Berit Brogaard, Morten Overgaard, Bennett L. Schwartz, Cengiz Zopluoglu, Steffie Tomson, Janina Neufeld, Christopher Sinke, Christopher Owen, and David Eagleman. (Forthcoming). Philosophical Psychology.
  2. Do Synesthetic Colors Grab Attention in Visual Search?, with Berit Brogaard & Kevin Rice. (2015). The Review of Philosophy and Psychology. (Obtain the published article here)
  3. The LTP Model for Grapheme-Color Binding in Synesthesia, with Berit Brogaard & Kevin Rice. (2015). Sensory Integration and the Unity of Consciousness, David Bennett and Chris Hill (eds.), MIT Press. (Obtain the book here)
  4. Unconscious influences on decision making in blindsight, with Berit Brogaard & Kevin Rice. (2014). Behavioral and Brain Sciences: 22-23. (Obtain the published article here)
  5. Is the Relativity of Simultaneity a Temporal Illusion?, with Berit Brogaard. (2013). Analysis 73(4): 635-642. (Obtain the published article here)

Trade Articles

Selected Entries from The Superhuman Mind Blog on Psychology Today:

Media Coverage

Courses Taught

  • Business Ethics (undergraduate, spring 2012)
  • Bioethics (undergraduate, summer 2012)


  • Commentary, Gateway Graduate Conference, 2011, 2012.
  • Commentary,Central States Philosophical Association Conference, 2011.
  • "Grapheme Color Binding in Synesthesia", with Berit Brogaard, St. Louis Area Philosophy of Science Association, March 2013.
  • "The LTP Model for Grapheme Color Binding in Synesthesia", Poster Presentation, University of Missouri-St. Louis Graduate Symposium<, May 2013.
  • "The Long-Term Potentiation Model for Grapheme-Color Binding in Synesthesia", with Berit Brogaard, 1st World Online Neuroscience Conference, June 2013.
  • "Unconscious Reentrant Processing of Persistent Lower Visual Information in Synesthetes, with Kevin Rice, Matt DeStefano, & Berit Brogaard, 2nd World Online Neuroscience Conference, June 2014.


  • Excellence in Research and Service, Department of Philosophy, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2013.
  • Eagle Scout, 2005.


Graduate-Level Coursework

  • Virtue Epistemology, Berit Brogaard
  • Logical Positivism, Waldemar Rohloff
  • Avicenna & Aquinas, Eleonore Stump (SLU) and Jon McGinnis
  • Modern Analytic Philosophy, Berit Brogaard
  • Formal Logic, Waldemar Rohloff
  • Social & Political Philosophy, John Brunero
  • Aristotle, Jon McGinnis
  • Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Corey Maley
  • Philosophy of Mind-Complex Emotions, Berit Brogaard
  • Metaphysics, Gualtiero Piccinini
  • Philosophy of Law, John Brunero
  • Psychology of Memory & Cognition, David Balota (WashU)
  • 20th Century Metaethics, Julia Driver (WashU)


  • Berit Brogaard, DMSci, PhD
    Director, Brogaard Lab for Multisensory Research
    Professor of Philosophy, University of Miami, Florida
    Psychology Faculty, Network for Sensory Research, University of Toronto
  • John Brunero, PhD
    Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow, Princeton University
    Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • David Eagleman, PhD
    Director, Initiative on Neuroscience and Law
    Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Eleonore Stump, PhD
    Robert J. Henle, SJ, Professor of Philosophy, St. Louis University

Hear me on NPR

 Synesthesia is a complex condition in which the senses are mixed. In this episode of St. Louis on the Air, I speak with Don Marsh about how synesthesia research might provide insight as to how the brain works.


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