Synesthesia

The term "synesthesia" comes from the Greek words for "together," and "sensation." So someone with synesthesia might have which of the following experiences?

  • A. frequent headaches
  • B. fast marathon times
  • C. sounds that have colors
  • D. extraordinary strength

55% of players knew the correct answer: C., sounds that have colors

People who have synesthesia experience a connection between one sense or concept, and a completely different one, such as smelling colors, or tasting a word. So someone might hear a specific pitch on a piano, and immediately see the color green.


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Question of the Day: Synesthesia
Did you know some people can smell colors or taste words? In this Flashcast, Murray and Tamika explore the fascinating phenomenon known as synesthesia.

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