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.
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.
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.
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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.
People with grapheme-color synesthesia, associating colors with numbers and letters, have a significant advantage when it comes to statistical learning.