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Synesthesia Mixes Senses

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jan 7, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 52:52

Guest: Richard E. Cytowic, MD, Clinical Professor of Neurology, George Washington University What does the sound of my voice smell like to you? Are Monday and Tuesday different colors? Does chocolate taste like a circle or a square? If those questions do not sound too strange, you might have synesthesia – or at least you’ve heard of it. Synesthesia is a mixing of two or more senses – and about four percent of people have it.