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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Synesthesia

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What are the symptoms of synesthesia?

Synesthesia video: This is a very good video on synesthesia:
http://www. Synesthesiatest. Org/symptoms-of-synesthesia. ...Read more

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Synesthesia (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What's it mean if you have synesthesia?

What's it mean if you have synesthesia?

Definition: Synesthesia refers to the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body.

An example would be hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color (colored hearing).

Synesthesia is a genetically linked trait estimated to affect from 2 to 5 percent of the general population. ...Read more

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What is auditory synesthesia?

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Synesthesia: When stimulus applied to one modality produces sensation in another modality. For example, hearing a certain sound produces visualization of a certain color. ...Read more

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Is synesthesia a symptom of autism?

Is synesthesia a symptom of autism?

No: Synesthesia--the cross-over of one sense to another (touch to visual, e.g.) has been reported to be possibly more prevalent in high-functioning individuals with autism. However, there is no evidence to suggest that it is an underlying cause of autism itself. It may help to "explain" some savant abilities, although that remains to be seen. ...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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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

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How can I tell if I have synesthesia?

How can I tell if I have synesthesia?

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. ...Read more

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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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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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How to tell if these are synesthesia symptoms?

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 does it look like when you hear music/noise?

Synesthesia: what does it look like when you hear music/noise?

Different: For some synesthetes, months have color. For others, numbers have shapes. Others taste words. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor can diagnose and treat synesthesia?

What kind of doctor can diagnose and treat synesthesia?

May be a neurologist: The answer to your question depends on what you mean. What symptoms are you referring to? Have you made a diagnosis already? It is best to start with your symptoms. Generally a primary care doctor would consult with a neurologist when it comes to a question like this. A neurologist would want to know what you mean. ...Read more

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Why does the brain associate certain colors with numbers in synesthesia?

Why does the brain associate certain colors with numbers in synesthesia?

Synesthesia: Synesthesia is a perceptual experience where the brain automatically associates one cognitive experience with another. For example, numbers might appear as inherently colored, based on the number itself. It is unknown why some people have this experience, but there may be a familial or genetic basis. ...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

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Can you tell me more about synesthesia?

Can you tell me more about synesthesia?

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 ...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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What would cause someone to develop a form of synesthesia?

What would cause someone to develop a form of synesthesia?

Often unknown: In many cases, the cause is not known. Sometimes it is good idea to submit for a detailed neurology exam and possibly an MRI of the brain depending on what the symptoms are, just in case. It is conceivable that an injury or other illness could be involved, but normally, no cause is uncovered. ...Read more

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

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

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) ...Read more

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Can there be a connection between synesthesia and medication (not recreational drugs though!)?

Can there be a connection between synesthesia and medication (not recreational drugs though!)?

Yes: Some studies suggest excessive serotonin can be associated with synesthesia so any medication that increases levels of serotonin, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), can theoretically contribute to synesthesia. ...Read more

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I believe I have a form of sound->color synesthesia called chromesthesia, how do I start a conversation about this with my doctor?

I believe I have a form of sound->color synesthesia called chromesthesia, how do I start a conversation about this with my doctor?

Perhaps you could: Complete a screening test for synesthesia from u. Missouri in st. Louis & call their study center for advice: http://synesthesiaresearch. Com/surveys. Html. Then you'd have an idea if you qualify for their research program + more information to give your doctor. Good luck with your search for answers. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I hear a word or touch a surface, the intense flavor of any food comes to my mouth, or even, I smell it. Is this synesthesia?

Sometimes when I hear a word or touch a surface, the intense flavor of any food comes to my mouth, or even, I smell it. Is this synesthesia?

Yes, synesthesia: Synesthesia is a neurological condition where stimulation of one sense (like hearing or touch) results in an experience in a whole different sense (like taste or smell). http://tinyurl. Com/laea7qw (article has many additional references.) in people with synesthesia, the connections between different parts of the brain may be more myelinated than in other people's. http://tinyurl. Com/cf7yesq. ...Read more

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Any new treatments for ed?

Any new treatments for ed?

E.d.: There are many treatments a urologic specialist or a sex therapist can offer but none new recently. ...Read more

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Best treatment for alopesia?

Best treatment for alopesia?

Varies with cause: Alopecia can occur from a variety of causes from hair eating to cause unknown. Treatments vary with the cause. ...Read more

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