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    Essay On Synesthesia

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    Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which one sensory experience is perceived in more than one way by the body. There are numerous forms of synesthesia, all of which involve different combinations of sensory experiences. Grapheme-color synesthesia is the most common form, with 60% of synesthetes possessing this type. In grapheme-color synesthesia, symbols are perceived in different colors. For example, the letter “A” is commonly associated with the color red among synesthetes. A pop-out test can be used to determine grapheme-color synesthesia. In this test, similar looking symbols, such as 2’s and 5’s or q’s and p’s, are scattered amongst each other. A synesthete would be able to separate the two symbols much faster than somebody without synesthesia, because each type of letter or number would be perceived in a different color. Rarer forms of synesthesia include sound-color synesthesia (also known as…

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    According to synesthesia researchers, this condition offers individuals an artistic advantage. They have a greater aesthetic sensitivity and are drawn to more artistic fields. They are able to expresses unrelated concepts better than those without synesthesia. For example a normal painter either paints some ting in front of them or something they imagine, while a synesthete paints what they actually visualize when experiencing a certain stimulus. Many famous celebrities involved with music and…

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    Synesthesia Battery

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    of the leading researchers in the study of synesthesia. (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sensorium/201202/dr-david-eaglemans-new-dream-project). Dr. Eagleman co-authored a book with Cytowic; Wednesday is Indigo Blue – Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia. Dr. Eagleman has also authored numerous other articles and books on Synesthesia. Dr. Eagleman and his colleagues, Arielle D. Kagan, Stephanie S. Nelson, Deepak Sagaram, Anand K. Sarma developed the Synesthesia Battery. The Synesthesia…

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    phenomenon doesn’t occur once, but it occurs every time that you hear a double bass, listen to a clarinet, or make eye-contact with a harp. This example portrays the complication of what an individual diagnosed with Synesthesia may face not only as they travel to a symphony orchestra, but instead within their everyday…

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    Synesthesia

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    Arthur Rumbaed a poet have in common? All three have Synesthesia. What is synesthesia? According to google, it is the production of a sense impressing relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body. Basically a condition in which one sense is preceded by one or more additional senses such as sight. There are different types of synesthesia and no clear type of way to diagnose someone with it. To this day there is no was to clearly diagnose someone…

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    Synesthesia Causes

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    The Causes of Synesthesia Kelsey Burge Blackburn College PY 101 Synesthesia is a condition in which a person perceives an object with more than one sense because the brain crosses paths between the regions that are responsible for distinguishing each sense. For example, when a person sees the letter Z, he may also see the color red in his mind. In addition, it is not guaranteed that two people with synesthesia, or synesthetes as they are called, will have the same sensations when observing…

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    The day I found out I had synesthesia It was in 2013, a bright summer day. The day of my 10th birthday, in fact, when I noticed something strange. My friends and family were singing “Happy Birthday” to me and I started perceiving… blue? Turns out I had synesthesia, a condition when certain senses are stimulated you can “see” flavors and “smell” colors. I don’t actually see or taste anything, I just perceive it. Check out this link for more info. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia I…

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    Synesthesia is a neurological ‘phenomenon’ (the opposite of anesthesia, which means ‘no sensation’) that causes people to experience sensations in one part of the body because of simulation in other organs of the body. Research has shown that this is not just a memory exercise, but a genuine phenomenon. This is because it happens without the person thinking about it and it is ‘experienced’ rather than ‘made up’. Once a particular sensation has been attached (during childhood) to an object, it…

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    Imagine your life where different notes on a piano were different colours, or where certain names coincide with different tastes, like Victoria tastes like toothpaste, or Sasha smells like cornflakes. This is caused by the condition we are going to be focussing on in this essay. Synesthesia. Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon which combines the senses due to a cross-wiring in the brain (E.g. Colours linked with letters / Colour-Grapheme Synesthesia). It is a condition that could occur…

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    Synesthesia Research Paper

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    “My mother taught me to read when I was four, and the letters in the words that I saw had specific colors. She used black and white flash cards so I don't know where the color came from.” (“Synesthesia Interview”). This is a common scenario for a Synesthetic. Tasting colors, seeing colors from certain sounds, and other examples of types of Synesthesia may just seem ludicrous to the average person, but this condition seems normal to Synesthetic and often is not identified until adulthood!…

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