Hearing Red, Tasting Blue: When the Senses Mix

  • Published1 Sep 2016
  • Reviewed1 Sep 2016
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For most of us, a symphony sounds like a harmonious blend of instruments. But for people with a rare condition it can be a blend of sounds, colors, and even tastes. In synesthesia, a sensation like hearing a musical note triggers another sensation like seeing the color red or tasting chocolate.

Learn about the neuroscience behind synesthesia in this video which won first place in the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest. This video is by Akshay Balaji, a high school student from the United States.

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