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Do You See What They See Summary Synesthesia is peculiar yet almost envious condition in which the person either sees sounds taste shapes or feels colors A synesthete may have one or more form of the condition Their senses mix with what they are seeing touching or hearing For example theyll see the number 5 but will correlate it with the color green the image flashes through their minds Little is known about what causes their conditions but scientist now assure that those bizarre sensation are real they are not make up by the person To the synesthetes this condition is like an additional sense a way of living is as normal as knowing that a circle is round Yet not all synesthetes are alike For example one synesthete will see the number 6 and in their minds see orange yet another synesthete will see it purple Another could feel a shape external when another will see it inside their head internal Synesthetes arent more vulnerable to mental problems then the non-synesthetes and theres also no evidence that theyll incline to the arts Yet the artist that do have it are more open and can explain it better then those who arent because they dont see is a something to be shamed of Scientist have noticed that the condition tends to run in the family therefore they hypothesis that the cure could be found in genes An interesting discovery is that women are more propelled to have this condition then men For synesthetes the perceptions happen out of nowhere and are consistent Meaning an octagon will almost always be felt cold by the same person Sean Day has studied 175 cases and has found 19 types so far The most rarest feeling shapes and texture pressing the skin while viewing an object Most common-seeing colors when looking at letter or numbers Synesthetes should not be confused with being colored blind When they see a
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