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BC: BIBLIOGRAPHY | http://www.sewanee.edu/chem/Chem&Art/Detail_Pages/ColorProjects_2003/Pittenger/ http://www.fmri.org/fmri.htm http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/syne.html http://web.mit.edu/synesthesia/www/ A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

FC: Synesthesia | by Grace Murphy and Juliet Gunther

1: What do you see?

2: a triangle of 2's not just 5s or 5s and 2s mixed together.

3: What is Synesthesia? | *“One sensation involuntarily conjures up another” *Mostly women *Mostly left handed *tastes, sounds, colors, numbers, letters, feels, shapes, emotions are all crossed *don't agree

4: How do you get this genetic disorder? | *hereditary *neurological disorder *born with the disorder, dominant on the X-chromosome (hence mostly girls) *When born, have far more brain cells than needed

6: Genetic Details | *only general regions of chromosomes 2, 5, 6, and 12 have been found to cause synesthesia, not specific genes *there might be some genetic links of synesthesia to autism and/or epilepsy

8: * can help or hurt different subjects in school *most synesthetes don’t realize that how they see life differently until later in life, can be diagnosed through simple writing tests *Synesthetes tend to be neurologically normal or even above average intelligence *Typically not formed in response to traumas | What is it like to live with synesthesia?

9: Can Synesthesia be cured? Are there tests? | *lots of research is being done to find a genetic test and a simple diagnosis *Many say that they think life would be boring without it, and don't want to be cured

11: BOOKS! | *The Man Who Tasted Shapes by Dr. Richard Cytowic *A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

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  • Title: Synesthesia
  • Genetic Disorder
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  • Started: about 5 years ago
  • Updated: about 5 years ago

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