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Synesthesia

  • By: Edward Michael Hubbard
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory modality or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, conscious experiences in a second, unstimulated pathway. For example, in music → color synesthesia, auditory inputs cause synesthetes to see colors, ...