Friday, December 23, 2011

Synesthesia and the Brain

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This research suggests that there is a connection between the visual-processing part of the brain and the phenomenon of synesthesia.  As the article explains, synesthesia is the connection between colors and numbers, words or even music.  I have met several people with synesthesia and had some very interesting conversations with them about their perceptions.  Synesthesia is very individualized, so different people are likely to see different colors for the same numbers, words or sounds.  Wouldn't it be interesting if they all saw the same color??  

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