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as well as hypertrophy. Because Burmese pythons naturally undergo a 40%, fully reversible increase in ventricular mass in the two days after a meal, they could provide an attractive model for investigating the funda- mental mechanisms that lead to cardiac remodelling and ventricular growth 9 .Th e physiological stimuli underlying this hyper- trophy are still unknown, but are likely to include neural and humoral factors. Johnnie B. Andersen*, Bryan C. Rourke†, Vincent J. Caiozzo‡, Albert F. Bennett*, James W. Hicks* Departments of * Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Orthopaedics, University of California, Irvine, California 92697, USA e-mail: [email protected] Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Long Beach, California 90840, USA 1. Cooper, G. Annu. Rev .Physiol. 49 , 501–518 (1987). 2. Richey, P J. Sports Sci. 16 , 129–141 (1998). Nature 395 , 659–662 (1998). Am. J.Physiol. 272 , R902–R912 (1997). J. Exp. Biol. 204 , 325–335 (2001). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A: Physiol. 95 , 109–114 (1990). J. Exp. Biol. 203, 2447–2454 (2000). 8. Morgan, H. E. et al. Annu. Rev. Physiol. 49 , 533–543 (1987). 9. Quinn, K. E. et al. Biophys. J. 74, A355 (1998). Supplementary information accompanies this communication on Nature ’s website. Competing financial interests: declared none. Synaesthesia When coloured sounds taste sweet S ynaesthesia is the involuntary physical experience of a cross-modal linkage — for example, hearing a tone (the induc- ing stimulus) evokes an additional sensation of seeing a colour (concurrent perception). Of the different types of synaesthesia, most have colour as the concurrent perception 1 , with concurrent perceptions of smell or taste being rare 2,3
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