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Hearing colors, seeing sounds: New research explores sensory overlap in the brain
Date:11/16/2010

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  • In people with synesthesia, scientists found the brain's color-processing area was active five to 10 milliseconds after the visual processing areas, suggesting synesthesia occurs through direct communication between the senses (David Brang, see attached speaker's summary).

    "While synesthesia reflects an extreme manner in which the senses communicate, there's evidence that synesthesia operates through mechanisms present in all individuals," said press conference moderator Vilayanur Ramachandran, MD, PhD, of the University of California, San Diego, an expert on visual perception and behavioral neurology. "Understanding these mechanisms can help us answer fundamental questions about how the brain works."


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