SYNESTHESIA disorder is a condition where a sensation in one of the senses, such as hearing, triggers a sensation in another, such as taste.
Here we take a look at a condition that blurs the senses.
What is Synesthesia disorder?
Synaesthesia is a condition where one sense automatically triggers another one like smell, taste, sound or sight.
For example, some people with synaesthesia can taste numbers or hear colours.
A wide range of different synaesthetic experiences have been reported and recorded.
A classic example is someone who experiences the colour red when they hear the word “Monday!”
Most people who have Synaesthesia will have had it since childhood, so it feels perfectly normal to them.
How common is synesthesia disorder?
Synaesthesia has been estimated to affect around 4 per cent of the population.
Some studies have found it to be much more common in people with Asperger’s syndrome.
Research has found the prevalence in this group to be as much as 18.9 per cent.