People with grapheme-color synesthesia, associating colors with numbers and letters, have a significant advantage when it comes to statistical learning.
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While only 1 in 25 people has synesthesia, a new study reports intuitions about 'sound colors' are shared by a greater percentage of people. Sound color perception is mainly driven by the vowels in language.
The synesthesia effect of being able to 'hear' silent movements may depend upon disinhibition of signaling between the visual and auditory brain regions. The study found musicians are more likely to experience the 'visual ear' phenomena than those with no musical training.
Researchers take a deeper look at synesthesia, revealing the condition could be linked to some autoimmune diseases. The paper also reports synesthetes have better memory and are more creative than those without the disorder.
Does the sound of someone chewing or slurping a drink generate a strong emotional response in you? You could be suffering from misophonia. A new article looks at the effects of living with misophonia.
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Researchers have identified six genes that appear to modify sensory experiences and may alter brain connectivity in those with synesthesia.
Recovering from suddenly losing her vision, Vanessa Potter experienced a mingling of her senses and altered the way in which she saw colors.
Does hearing certain sounds evoke feelings of uncontrollable anger or disgust? You may have misophonia. A new paper looks at the neurobiological underpinnings of this auditory disorder.
Researchers explore how some people can feel a physical sensation when they witness another person being touched.