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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Synesthesia (Overview)

Synesthesia is a condition in which one sense (such as hearing) is perceived by additional senses (such as sight). An example is the joining of visual objects such as letters, shapes, or numbers with a sensory perception such as smell, color, or flavor. The most common synesthesia, colored letters and numbers, is when someone always sees a certain color in response to seeing a certain letter or number.


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What is or is a type of synesthesia?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
12 doctors shared insights

Synesthesia (Overview)

Synesthesia is a condition in which one sense (such as hearing) is perceived by additional senses (such as sight). An example is the joining of visual objects such as letters, shapes, or numbers with a sensory perception such as smell, color, or flavor. The most common synesthesia, colored letters and numbers, is when someone always sees a certain color in response to seeing a certain letter or number.


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What does it mean to have synesthesia?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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What are common ways of getting synesthesia?

What are common ways of getting synesthesia?

Neuronal excitation: Synesthesia is perception of a stimulus in another modality this could be genetic, also in migraine, cross talk of neurons after stroke, due to excitation of other neurons--ask you doctor to elaborate. ...Read more

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What is synesthesia?

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. ...Read more

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Synesthesia. What is it?

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. ...Read more

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What causes synesthesia?

Not clear: It has long been known that LSD intoxication can cause synesthesia but scientists are unclear as to other organic causes but it is accepted that this condition occurs. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose synesthesia?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about synesthesia?

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 ...Read more