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Synesthesia: seeing sounds, hearing colours

Sunday 6th January 2019

Explore the fascinating world of synesthesia with All In The Mind's latest episode. Meet an 11-year-old girl who sees colourful auras and feels that numbers have colours and personalities. Listen to the full episode now on alcoholfree.com.
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Synesthesia: When Senses are Crossed

Synesthesia offers us a unique insight into that system that we don't have through other means.
All In The Mind's latest episode delves into the fascinating world of synesthesia, where one type of stimulation can evoke the sensation of another. Eliza, an 11-year-old girl, shares her experience with synesthesia, which allows her to see colourful auras and associate numbers with colours and personalities. The episode also covers the psychology and science behind synesthesia, its connection to memory and math anxiety, and philosophical perspectives on the subject.
The hosts discuss how synesthesia can be used to our advantage and Eliza shares her hopes for the future. If you're interested in learning more about the intriguing world of synesthesia, listen to the full episode now on alcoholfree.com.