This video explains the trait synesthesia. Synsthesia is a trait that activates another sense when one sense is activated. This means that for someone with this trait, seeing the word "college" might invoke the taste of sausage. In this video, the narrator describes how useful this particular trait is in remembering names which I found particularly interesting. For someone with synesthesia, seeing someone's face might remind them of the color green which aids them in remembering their name if there is already an associate between the color and the name. It was also surprising to me to see how many notable people in history have this particular trait since it presents itself most prominently in those that exhibit artistic talent. The video explains that synesthesia should not be seen as a deformity but as a trait since it can aid in creating multiple associations for particular items, therefore making them more readily available in daily life.
The psychology of Perception involves the interaction of our senses and our conscious mind. Perception is involved in every aspect of our lives as we make decisions and judgments based on what we experience. If you study diligently you will leave this course with a broad understanding of sensation and perception. From this general understanding you will be able to further investigate areas of interest by means of literature review and research on specific topics.