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can you tell me about synesthesia?

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 30 years experience
Pretty broad...: Color-grapheme synesthesia is the most common--where letters or numbers have colors. There is an interesting TED talk about synesthesia you might enjoy. Savants tend to have significant synesthesia, BTW
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Hear sound see color: A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color. A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus applied to another, as in referred pain. The description of one kind of sense impression by using words that normally describe another.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Ever SEE a SOUND?: Synesthesia- defined as stimulating one sensory modality (such as sight) but PERCEIVING that stimulation in terms of another sensory modality's functional response (such as sound). So, SEE'ing SOUNDS or Tasting a Rainbow? Some high level trained musicians can memorize music by "hearing color." Are you a SYNESTHETE? Check this little summary out: https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/syne.htm

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Synesthesia. What is it?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 17 years experience
Crossed wires: Synesthesia is a condition in which sensory signals "get crossed, " and signals from one sensory system are interpreted as coming from another. For example, some synasthetics will "see" sounds, or "hear" colors.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is or is a type of synesthesia?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 17 years experience
Crossed wires: Synesthesia is a condition in which sensory signals "get crossed, " and signals from one sensory system are interpreted as coming from another. For example, some synasthetics will "see" sounds, or "hear" colors.
A 41-year-old member asked:

I have synesthesia. Any one know what to do about it?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Special gift: There is no definitive treatment for synesthesia and the majority of people suffer no ill effects from the anomaly and many in fact consider it a special gift. If the synesthesia does prove to be problematic then psychological treatment may be of assistance.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Here's an article telling about the uses of synesthesia in a sommelier (wine expert), among others: http://tinyurl.com/cf7yesq
Sep 23, 2013
A 45-year-old member asked:

How can a person with synesthesia have 'state-dependent retrieval'?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Synesthesia: is rare. Its a favorite topic of discussion amongst cognitive neuroscientists especially Behavioral Neurologists. I suggest you contact Dr. Veronica Gross at Boston University (my old stomping grounds) Google: "The Synesthesia Project" it has useful links to other resources. State dependent retrieval is best discussed in the context of specific synesthetic events (hearing colors, seeing sounds)
A 44-year-old member asked:

How to tell if these are synesthesia symptoms?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Synesthesia: When stimulus applied to one modality produces sensation in another modality. For example, hearing a certain sound produces visualization of a certain color. Another example is Referred pain.

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