Science Friday: Synesthesia: Why some people hear color, taste sounds

Synesthesia: Why some people hear color, taste sounds

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have shed new light on synesthesia — the effect of hearing colors, seeing sounds and other cross-sensory phenomena. Lead Researcher, ANU Research School of Psychology’s Dr Stephanie Goodhew, said the research found synesthetes had much stronger mental associations between related concepts.

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Things like hearing shapes, so a triangle will trigger an experience of a sound or a color, or they might have a specific taste sensation when they hear a particular sound,” she said.

“One person reported that smells have certain shapes. For example the smell of fresh air is rectangular, coffee is a bubbly cloud shape and people could smell round or square.”

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150413214343.htm

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