Learning a Second Language Linked to Synesthesia

People with synesthesia experience the sensory world in a unique way — for example, they "taste" words or "hear" colors. Now, new research suggests that people who learn a second language but aren't exposed to that second language very early in life are more likely to have this sensory-switching ability than those who are natively [...]

By |2017-01-10T14:02:27+00:00January 10th, 2017|Language, Language learning, Synesthesia|0 Comments

Synesthetes also say words have certain shapes

Neuroscientists have found that people who experience a mixing of the senses known as synesthesia are more sensitive to associations everyone has between the sounds of words and visual shapes. Synesthesia is a stable trait, and estimated to be present in 1 to 4 percent of people. It can be inherited, although the precise genes [...]

By |2018-02-22T00:22:28+00:00September 16th, 2016|Pseudowords, Synesthesia, Words|0 Comments

Unusual Condition Lets People See Sign Language in Colors

People who use sign language can experience synesthesia, a rare condition that mixes sensory information from different sources, causing people to see letters in certain colors, or taste words, a new study finds. The study is the first to document synesthesia among sign language users, the researchers said. The people in the study reported that [...]

By |2016-07-19T17:23:50+00:00July 19th, 2016|Colors, Sign language, Synesthesia|0 Comments