Synesthesia – Episode 3, Neuro Facts
A condition called synesthesia, In its mild forms, letters or numbers will always appear like they have a color. Find out more as Dr. Thomas A. Tagoe explains Synesthesia.
That squishy organ which sits between your ears and better known as your brain communicates mainly via electricity. The light you see, the sounds you hear and the food you taste all turn into electricity. So what happens when some of the wires cross? Will you be able to see sounds or even taste colors?
Well there is a condition called synesthesia, In its mild forms, letters or numbers will always appear like they have a color, so the letter A will always appear red for example. In extreme cases hearing specific sounds like a piano key or a car horn will evoke a certain color. It doesn’t end there, some people can taste colors or feel sounds. For example, one man who has synesthesia said the color blue tastes like beef.
Next time you listen to some music, pause and think about how amazing it will be if all your others senses could also be tuned in to the same sound. Or imagine being able to hear your food even as you taste and smell it.
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Neuro Facts Episode List
Left Versus Right Sides of the Brain – Episode 1 [15 Jan 2018]
Brain And Size Of Neurones – Episode 2 [29 Jan 2018]
Bio of Dr. Thomas A. Tagoe
Dr. Thomas A. Tagoe is a lecturer at the Physiology Department of the University of Ghana. His expertise covers various aspects of neuroscience, with a special interest in how the brain changes in response to experiences. Thomas holds a PhD in Physiology and Pharmacology from the University of Leicester and has multiple international publications to his name. He is also a science communicator with a passion to share science with others, this has led to features on CNN, BBC, JOY Prime and regular appearances on the StarrFM science-based show, The Horizon. Thomas also oversees operations at GhScientific, an organisation he co-founded to help others build capacity in science, technology, engineering and math through public engagement and outreach activities. Like and follow Dr. Thomas A. Tagoe: on twitter @Tom_DAT and on Facebook tom.tagoe