Navigation Links
Caltech neurobiologists discover individuals who 'hear' movement
Date:8/6/2008

ver been reported. Intrigued, Saenz began to look for other individuals with the same ability, using the original movie seen by the student as a test. "I queried a few hundred people and three more individuals turned up," she says. Having that specific example made it easy to find more people. That movie just happens to be quite "noisy" to the synesthetes and was a great screening tool. When asked if it made a sound, one of the individuals responded, "how could it not?" I would have been less successful had I just generally asked, "Do you hear sounds when you see things move or flash?" because in the real environment, things that move often really do make a sound," for example, a buzzing bee.

This may be why auditory synesthesia hadn't been detected by neurobiologists. "People with auditory synesthesia may be even less likely than people with other synesthetic associations to fully realize that their experience is unusual. These individuals have an enhanced soundtrack in life, rather than a dramatically different experience, compared to others," says Saenz. However, when asked, all of the synesthetes could name examples of daily visual events that caused sounds that they logically knew to be only in their minds, such as seeing a fluttering butterfly or watching television with the sound turned off.

Saenz and Koch found that the four synesthetes outperformed a group of nonsynesthetes on a simple test involving rhythmic patterns of flashes similar to visual Morse code. Normally, such patterns are easier to identify with sound (beeps) than with vision (flashes), so the researchers predicted that synesthetes would have an advantage with visual patterns because they actually heard a sound every time they saw a flash.

In the test, the subjects saw a series of flashes and had to guess if a second sequence, played afterward, represented the same temporal pattern or not. As a baseline measuremen
'/>"/>

Contact: Kathy Svitil
ksvitil@caltech.edu
626-395-8022
California Institute of Technology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Caltech scientists awarded $20 million to Power the Planet
2. Caltech researchers find dual-use sexual attraction and population-control chemicals in nematodes
3. UNC, Caltech research finds further evidence for genetic contribution to autism
4. Life Sciences Discovery Fund awards health research project grants
5. Wildlife Conservation Society discovers Planet of the Apes
6. Spanish researchers discover significant leatherback turtle nesting beaches in the Caribbean
7. Syracuse University scientists discover how some bacteria may steal iron from their human hosts
8. Researchers discover cells quality control mechanism
9. N.Y. research team discovers how antidepressants and cocaine interact with brain cell targets
10. Newly discovered monkey is threatened with extinction
11. Circadian rhythm-metabolism link discovered
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014 Research and Markets ... addition of the "The Global Watermarking and ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... digital media watermarking and fingerprinting markets. Watermarking aims ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... DUBLIN , Dec. 18, 2014 Research and Markets ... of the "iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor - Apple/AuthenTec ... their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... 2012, Apple introduced the fingerprint reading feature with the ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014  23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, today announced ... genetic ancestry of individuals from across the United ... than four hundred years ago, the United States ... from different continents. This study illuminates how American history and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The Global Watermarking and Fingerprinting Markets 2iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor - Apple/AuthenTec TMDR92 & Sapphire - Technology Report 223andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 223andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 323andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 4
... , , , TORONTO, Dec. 7 ... the assets of the healthcare communications company previously operating as ... move forward under new leadership and funding. , IgeaCare Solutions ... Chief Executive Officer. Under his direction, the new company will ...
... , , , , , LONDON, ... spending more on protecting their borders, which are increasingly ... investment in advanced technology security and IT-based systems will ... ) , New analysis from Frost & Sullivan ( ...
... Springer has just signed an agreement with the British Society ... with the journal Biogerontology for an initial period ... of the Biogerontology editorial board and will acquire ... the society and provide society members with free electronic access ...
Cached Biology News:IgeaCare Solutions Inc. Emerges Under New Leadership and Funding 2Increased Spending on the EU's External Borders to Drive the Border Security Market, Says Frost & Sullivan 2Increased Spending on the EU's External Borders to Drive the Border Security Market, Says Frost & Sullivan 3
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Eckert & Ziegler Vitalea Science ... services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, has announced ... in the position of Director of Science & Technology. ... valuable experience in drug metabolism and bioanalysis to EZVS ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... GEA Niro Soavi the leader in ... the PandaPLUS 2000, which is ideal for new applications ... cell disruption . This compact laboratory homogenizer is the ... food, food additives and ingredients as well as for ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 The laboratory information management ... witnessed a number of technological advancements due to factors ... growing need to integrate healthcare systems, and increasing government ... in system integration. Key players in the market focus ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Pipette.com has added the Eppendorf ... portfolio of Eppendorf products. , The Eppendorf Centrifuge 5424/5424 ... 5424/5424 R and receive the following:, , ... or Eppendorf Reference 2 ,     3 Free ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Eckert & Ziegler Vitalea Science appoints Mark Seymour, PhD as Director of Science & Technology 2Eckert & Ziegler Vitalea Science appoints Mark Seymour, PhD as Director of Science & Technology 3GEA Niro Soavi Announces the PandaPLUS 2000 Homogenizer for Processing New Applications for Nanoemulsions and Cell Disruption 2Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Eppendorf Announces Promotional Bundle Which Includes: Eppendorf Centrifuge 5424, 3-Pack of Pipettes, and Tips - Available Now at Pipette.com 2
... , PLEASANTON, Calif., FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and ... ), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies ... Inc. (Nasdaq: HTWR ; ASX: HIN), which develops ... United States Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has informed them that ...
... SADDLE RIVER, N.J., July 29 PDI, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... support to U.S. pharmaceutical companies, today announced that it will release ... after the market close. , , PDI ... Eastern time on August 5, 2009 to discuss the results. To ...
... Calif., July 29 InterMune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITMN ) ... on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. ... at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time that same day. , , ... 973-200-3372 (international), conference ID# 22196018. To access the webcast, please ...
Cached Biology Technology:U.S. Federal Trade Commission to Challenge Thoratec's Proposed Acquisition of HeartWare International 2U.S. Federal Trade Commission to Challenge Thoratec's Proposed Acquisition of HeartWare International 3U.S. Federal Trade Commission to Challenge Thoratec's Proposed Acquisition of HeartWare International 4PDI, Inc. to Hold Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results Conference Call on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 2InterMune to Release Second Quarter Financial Results on August 6 2
Agarose II (Low Melt)...
...
... Buffer I can be used in intracellular ... permeabilize cells and to serve as an ... saponin-mediated cell permeabilization is a reversible process, ... in the presence of saponin during intracellular ...
... antibody raised against a partial ... Immunogen: PPP4C (NP_002711, 218 ... recombinant protein with GST tag. ... NM_002720 ...
Biology Products: