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2009-05-28 11:13:49

Researchers have discovered that all people are capable of "hearing" shapes and sizes and perhaps even "tasting" sounds, BBC News reported. Experts say synaesthesia, the blending of sensory experiences, can influence our perception and aid us in the ability to make sense of a jumble of simultaneous sensations. People associate lower-pitched sounds with larger and more rounded shapes, according to Oxford University scientists. And now one member of that Oxford team is collaborating with chef...

2009-02-12 10:03:29

A new study recognizes specific chromosomal regions linked to auditory visual synaesthesia, a neurological condition characterized by seeing colors in response to sounds. Synaesthesia impacts less than 1 percent of the population. It occurs when stimulation of one sensory pathway results in experiences in another pathway, like if someone were to hear a sound and then see colors. Researchers used a sophisticated genome-wide screen to search for genes that could be linked to auditory-visual...

2009-02-11 11:29:05

A new study recognizes specific chromosomal regions linked to auditory visual synaesthesia, a neurological condition characterized by seeing colors in response to sounds. Synaesthesia affects less than 1 percent of the population. It occurs when stimulation of one sensory pathway results in experiences in another pathway, like if someone were to hear a sound then see colors. Researchers used a sophisticated genome-wide screen to search for genes that could be linked to auditory-visual...

2009-02-06 08:40:31

A new study identifies specific chromosomal regions linked to auditory visual synaesthesia, a neurological condition characterized by seeing colors in response to sounds. The research, published online on February 5th in the American Journal of Human Genetics, makes major strides towards identifying the genes that underlie synaesthesia and may eventually lead to improved understanding of typical and atypical cognitive development.In synaesthesia, which affects less than 1% of the population,...

2008-08-22 17:11:34

Turning conventional neuroscience on its head, new research suggests the human visual system processes sound and helps us see. Here's the basics of what was Neuroscience 101: The auditory system records sound, while the visual system focuses, well, on the visuals, and never do they meet. Instead, a "higher cognitive" producer, like the brain's superior colliculus, uses these separate inputs to create our cinematic experiences. The textbook rewrite: The brain can, if it must,...

2008-07-02 00:00:12

Stepping Stone Approach Brings Electronic Drumming and Music Within Anyone's Reach - No Computer or Audio Knowledge Necessary Media Contact: Ken Greenberg Edge Communications, Inc. 818-990-5001 ken@edgecommunicationsinc.com Logo: http://www.synesthesiacorp.com Synesthesia Corp. (http://www.mandaladrum.com) today announced the release of a new EZ Version of its Virtual Brain software, designed to allow anyone - even those with no musical or technical knowledge - to be able to...

2006-09-04 09:35:00

By Patricia Reaney NORWICH -- Artists such as Wassily Kandinsky appeal to more than just the visual sense because their work can also be heard -- at least by some people, a British neuroscientist said on Monday. Synesthetes are individuals in whom one sense triggers another. Their senses are connected, so as well as seeing a painting such as "Composition VIII, 1923" by the Russian painter, the work also triggers sounds. "What Kandinsky wanted to do was for it to appeal to hearing as well," Dr...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
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