Synesthesia

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Synesthesia “Union of the Senses”

  • A phenomenon in which senses are combined, means “union of senses”
  • There is a great variety in the types of synesthesia, and within each type, individuals report differing triggers
  • With over 80 forms of Synesthesia, the majority of synesthetes are completely unaware that their experiences are different and defined
  • A condition in which one sense (for example, hearing) is simultaneously perceived as if by one or more additional senses such as sight
  • Another form of synesthesia joins objects such as letters, shapes, numbers or people’s names with a sensory perception such as smell, color or flavor
  • A common form of synesthesia is—grapheme-color synesthesia (colored letters and numbers).
  • The empirical evidence indicated this was an incorrect explanation of a set of phenomena traditionally covered by Syn-aesthesis or “co-perceiving”, it implied the association of two sensory elements with little connection to the cognitive level
  • Synesthesia presumes that both the trigger and the resulting experience are combined and are of sensory nature

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