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March 2015

23.03.15 - Synesthesia explained



History of Synesthesia

Synesthesia is weird. It happens when you hear a sound but somehow see a color. It was first noted by the ancient Greeks, who coined the word synaesthesia by conjoining the word syn (σύν), meaningtogether”, and with the word aisthēsis (αἴσθησις), meaning “sensation.” In 1812 a German man, George Sachs, became the first physician to describe synesthesia in a medical journal. Since then, there have been myriad other studies, and in the 1990s they led to the formation of groups such as the American Synesthesia Association and the UK Synesthesia Association.

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