Is a person with synesthesia, is a condition in which the normally separate senses are not separate. Sight may mingle with sound, taste with touch, etc. Those who are synesthete have their senses cross-wired. This can involve a combination of any of the senses.
For example, hearing is simultaneously perceived as if by one or more additional senses such as sight. Another form of synesthesia joins objects such as letters, shapes, numbers or people’s names with a sensory perception such as smell, color or flavor. The word synesthesia comes from two Greek words, syn (together) and aisthesis (perception). Therefore, synesthesia literally means “joined perception.”« Back to Glossary Index