Monday, September 24, 2007

My Wires are all Tangled

Area Deep Within the Brain Found to Play Role in Sensory Perception - Science Daily

Synesthesias is a hobby interest of mine. It's all about the crosswiring of our sensory perceptions were certain letters and numbers have a particular color associated with them in the minds of those who have the mutation. It can also manifest where tastes and smells are presented to the brain in the form of visuals and sounds. The whole idea is that our sensory perceptions are affected as much by the originating sensory data as they are by the way the brain processes the information. Philosophically, the condition is tied to how much we can trust what we see and experience. It's utterly fascinating as the study of synesthesia could lead to a better understanding of extra-sensory perception (not in the paranomal junk science sense though).

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