Friday Factoid: Synesthesia

Katelyn Yunes, MS

WKPIC Doctoral Intern


Have you ever tasted shapes, saw sounds, or felt flavors? If so, you may be experiencing synesthesia, a neurological trait where “a triggering stimulus evokes the automatic, involuntary, affect-laden, and conscious perception of a sensory or conceptual property that differs from that of the trigger” (Cytowic, 2002).



Cytowic, R. (2002). Synesthesia: A union of the senses. The MIT Press.

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