Friday, September 25, 2015
Synesthesia: the product of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body. This sensory condition is the interest of a lot of scientists who want to understand this strange phenomena more. According to the scientists, Synesthesia is relatively unknown partly because people with it do not say anything because of ridicule. Average people do not understand how you could possibly feel color, or taste shapes, so like many other things they do not want to hear about it, or make fun of the person trying to explain it to them. Synesthetes feel if you were to take away their extra sense they would feel like what we would feel if we suddenly lost our sense of touch.
Like all of our other senses we are born with, scientists believe that Synesthesia is biological, automatic, and is unlearned (Carpenter, 2001). Christopher Lovelace, who has done research on this subject on the subject, knows that something is going on in the sensory area of the brain, but we have to figure out how the brain does it (Carpenter, 2001). This quirky video I found on YouTube explains it better. If the video doesn't work, here is the link: https://youtu.be/vEqmNX8uKlA Enjoy!