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2011-11-23 11:30:39

In the 19th century, Francis Galton noted that certain people who were otherwise normal "saw" every number or letter tinged with a particular color, even though it was written in black ink. For the past two decades researchers have been studying this phenomenon, which is called synesthesia. In an "Unsolved Mystery" article and accompanying podcast to be published November 22 in the online, open-access journal PLoS Biology, David Brang and VS Ramachandran strive to bring synesthesia into the...

2011-11-18 03:03:09

Someone with the condition known as grapheme-color synesthesia might experience the number 2 in turquoise or the letter S in magenta. Now, researchers reporting their findings online in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on November 17 have shown that those individuals also show heightened activity in a brain region responsible for vision. The findings provide a novel way of looking at synesthesia as the product of regional hyperexcitability in the brain, the researchers say. They also...

2011-04-01 07:10:00

HONOLULU, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- YouMusic.com opens up more exciting new opportunities for Independent Musicians by leveling the playing field by randomly featuring music videos and audios from all musicians on their home page. Musicians and Fans also get their own free blogging capability with custom templates to choose from. Leveling the playing field - Featured Videos and Audios YouMusic.com's mission as a new music discovery site is to level the playing field for all...

2011-03-09 14:13:25

New brain imaging study reveals the structures that support color synesthesia The Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman once wrote in his autobiographical book (What do you care what other people think?): "When I see equations, I see letters in colors - I don't know why ["¦] And I wonder what the hell it must look like to the students." This neurological phenomenon is known to psychologists as synaesthesia and Feynman's experience of "seeing" the letters in color was a specific...

2010-12-02 08:53:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MusicMatrix.com will make its premier as the ultimate online destination for video editors, music enthusiasts and aspiring artists alike, creating an innovative platform that will allow members to seamlessly upload, edit, and promote music video content with groundbreaking user-friendly editing tools. MusicMatrix, born from the genius of its parent company, Encounter Technologies Inc. (Pink Sheets: ENTI), will solidify itself as the leading online...

2010-11-16 22:14:57

Studies reveal brain underpinnings for auditory and visual illusions and everyday experiences New research indicates that the integration of senses and functions in the brain is common. About two percent of the population has a condition called synesthesia, in which two different sensations, like color and sound, are experienced at once. Although this condition is rare, the new findings suggest the brain is wired in complex and sometimes overlapping ways to help people interpret and...

2010-07-20 12:22:00

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Boom, a leading publisher of cross-platform interactive entertainment, today announced the worldwide release of Rhythm Zone(SM) for the PC on Valve's leading digital download service, Steam. Rhythm Zone reinvents the music game genre introducing never-before-seen game play dynamics; featuring algorithmically created game data using a player's own music library plus stunning visuals linked to waveform analysis and player performance. This experience...

2009-12-17 14:37:58

For as many as 1 in 20 people, everyday experiences can elicit extra-ordinary associated sensations. The condition is known as synaesthesia and the most common form involves "seeing" colors when reading words and numbers. Many previous studies have shown that the brains of people who experience this phenomenon are different from those who do not and, in a new study reported in the February 2010 issue of Cortex (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cortex), published by Elsevier, researchers from...

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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...


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