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.

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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...

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...

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...