Synaethesia's implications for Mind/Brain

McNally, David J. (LNG-MBC) David.J.McNally at
Thu Apr 6 09:12:38 PDT 2000

I'm not sure if this article is really pertinent to any of the brain/mind discussions that are going on, but wondered if anyone had any comment...

The number purple Synaesthesia is a strange condition in which sensory inputs to the brain seem to get muddled so that people claim, for example, that they "see" a particular colour when shown a particular number. Because each person with the condition names different colours in association with different numbers, some psychologists have doubted how fundamental the effect is. Now there's a new test which strongly supports the view that people with synaesthesia really have their "wires crossed".

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