from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of synesthesia.
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- n. A neurological or psychological phenomenon whereby a particular sensory stimulus triggers a second kind of sensation.
- n. The association of one sensory perception with, or description of it in terms of, another, unlike, perception that is not experienced at the same time.
- n. A literary or artistic device whereby one kind of sensation is described in the terms of another.
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- n. a sensation that normally occurs in one sense modality occurs when another modality is stimulated
The first time I encountered the term synaesthesia was when I studied the French Symbolist poets -- Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud and company -- back in college.
Genetic Roots of Synaesthesia Unearthed - I've always been interested in synaesthesia (here's a past post on the subject).
I read an article (in the Washington Post? perhaps.) on a conference about synaesthesia which said that a quick test psych people to to see of someone has synaesthesia is asking them "What shape is a year?"
This same sort of synaesthesia is evident when we consider how light and optical effects were combined in the stage directions for Henry
SIGGRAPH call for art entries, synaesthesia is 2004 theme
It's called synaesthesia- but you probably know that- and you seem like the have number-colour synaesthesia which is common.
It is the result of scientific observations by a woman who has the brain disorder called synaesthesia
Simple, you have late onset synaesthesia, which is when your senses get twisted. on July 31, 2008 at 12:05 pm | Reply Val
This is called synaesthesia -- Galton called it synaesthesia, a mingling of the senses.
Thereâ€ ™ s a rare neurological condition called synaesthesia, in which senses are jumbled in the brain, so the sound of words are perceived as tastes, or