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Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to Synesthesia

By Catherine Offord | March 6, 2018

A whole-genome analysis of people who experience color when they listen to sounds points to a handful of genes involved in neural development.

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Consilience, Episode 2: In Tune

By Ben Andrew Henry | March 21, 2017

Ben Henry delves into the still-unanswered questions of where our musical preferences come from and what makes synesthetes tick.

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Researchers investigate the unusual association of musical sounds with tastes or colors through the lens of another perceptual quirk.

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Feeling Is Believing

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2014

Many people can “see” their hands in complete darkness, absent any visual stimulus, due to kinesthetic feedback from their own movements.

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Seeing in the Dark

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2014

Meet the scientists and study subjects behind research into how senses work together to form perceptions of the world.

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Seeing Sound

By Edyta Zielinska | November 22, 2011

Researchers ask: Is there an advantage to getting emotional when touching certain textures, or seeing colors change when you listen to music?

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