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Share5 Shares Synesthesia is generally thought of as a perceptual condition that enhances the experiences of day to day life.
Synesthesia is unusual in that it manifests the individual and will oftentimes show no effect on the outside world, unlike other psychological conditions where the effects are obvious to others around the individual. This can result in discouraging and patronizing reactions to the person affected.
When experiencing strong enough stimulation, synesthesia can also become troublesome and even dangerous. As the list will come to show, synesthesia is not all it is rumored to be. This article was co-written by M.
Synesthi and Nic Swaner and is largely based on experience on M. To non-synesthetes, however, this can seem extremely strange or overwhelming. Due to this, when someone first learns that they have synesthesia and are eager to share their perceptions with others they can be met with confusion and even disbelief from the people closest to them.
Synesthetes who do not have the support of their friends and family can be left feeling alienated or even a little bit crazy, assuming that their perceptions of the world are invalid. To a synesthete, this is simply how the letters are, and they make their preferences accordingly.
While this sort of preference is often benign, it at times becomes obvious or challenging. They might be asked what their synesthesia is by a curious yet seemingly investigative acquaintance, with the implication being that they have one type, when many have numerous forms of synesthesia.
Some stereotypes that continue to be perpetuated by the internet and the media are that synesthetes are inherently creative and artistic due to their synthetic gifts; that synesthetes are left-handed; and that they are bad at math.
Richard Cytowic, a leading researcher on synesthesia has disproven the first of these myths, citing that the estimated percentage of synesthetes in the US population is proportional to the percentage of synesthetes who are professional artists.
There is also no evidence that synesthetes are predominantly left-handed. The last stereotype contains some truth in it, but has been applied from one form of synesthesia to all. It is discussed below. While synesthetes range in mathematical ability just as non-synesthetes do, individuals with certain types of synesthesia may have to view the mathematical processes a little differently.
For an individual with OLP synesthesia, for instance, math can be at times uncomfortable. Another common situation regarding synesthesia and math is the plight of a person with grapheme synesthesia, who views each number as having its own color.
If they have any experience with color theory, they realize that red is a primary color, and therefore cannot be created out of two secondary colors.
In order to solve this addition problem, the synesthete must either disregard their colors temporarily, or struggle to handle the situation they find themselves in. In the case of vision-touch synesthesia, a visual stimulus is perceived as a particular touch which can occur and be felt on different parts on the body.
Both are normally not a problem for the synesthete, but upon approaching large, tall, deep or wide objects such as a large animal or a lakethose that have the latter form of synesthesia may react badly due to how they feel the object.
Most vision-touch synesthetes report a falling sensation and some have even described a reaction akin to the fight or flight response. The same responses have also been reported with minuscule objects.
This may be because vision-touch synesthetes can sense or feel the scale of an object. However, for people with sound-color synesthesia, their musical abilities may be counteracted by their synthetic experiences.Graduated and proportional symbol maps are a class of maps that use the visual variable of size to represent differences in the magnitude of a discrete, abruptly changing phenomenon, e.g.
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