Synesthesia: The Sixth Sense

The majority of people experience the world through the five basic senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. But around 4% of the population naturally possess what is often called the sixth sense — synesthesia.

More accurately, synesthesia is a blending of senses. It occurs when the activation of one sense triggers the stimulation of another, unrelated sense.



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Catherine Rasgaitis

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