Synesthesia
Synesthesia is defined as an involuntary physical experience of a cross-modal association. In real language that means that there is a crossing of the senses. Having one sense stimulated would cause a stimulation in another sense as well. This would be like a ringing bell being heard and seen(maybe as a flash of light).

It comes from Greek with syn meaning together and aisthesis, perception. So, literally it is a joining of sensations.

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES

There are five main diagnostic features of synesthesia, as defined by Cytowic:

WHO HAS IT???

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