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Synesthesia

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View Resource Synesthesia

As the "Scientific American_ article in the first Web site (1) asks: "When you eat chicken, does it feel pointy or round? Is a week shaped like a tipped-over D with the days arranged counterclockwise? Does the [musical] note B taste like horseradish? Do you get confused about appointments because Tuesday and Thursday have the same color?" For most people, the answer would be a resounding 'no,' but...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2003/0613
View Resource BBC Radio 4: Hearing Colours, Eating Sounds

In this two-part radio series from BBC Radio 4, the condition of synaesthesia is explored through interviews with scientists and those who have been diagnosed with the condition. Synaesthesia is a condition in which the five senses intermingle, so that stimulation in one sense may give rise to a stimulation in another sense. For one example, certain letters of the alphabet may be associated with...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/hearingcolours.shtml
View Resource The Synesthesia Project

Synesthesia (or synaesthesia) is loosely defined as "senses coming together." At its simplest level, synesthesia means that when a certain sense or part of a sense is activated, another unrelated sense or part of a sense is activated concurrently. For example, when someone hears a sound, he or she immediately sees a color or shape in his or her "mind's eye." The Synesthesia Project's website...

http://www.bu.edu/synesthesia/