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Synesthesia may explain healers claims of seeing people's 'aura'

Synesthesia may explain healers claims of seeing people's 'aura' | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

University of Granada researchers affirm that healers present synesthesia, a neuropsychological phenomenon involving a "mingling" of the senses.

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Synesthesia and Buddhism

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Could synesthesia be a form of heightened awareness? A leading medical anthropologist thinks so.

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Synesthesia And Evolution

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In the 19th century, Francis Galton noted that certain people who were otherwise normal "saw" every number or letter tinged with a particular color, even though it was written in black ink. For the past two decades researchers have been studying this phenomenon, which is called synesthesia.

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Dyslexic adults have more trouble if background noise levels are high | PsyPost

Dyslexic adults have more trouble if background noise levels are high | PsyPost | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

symptoms of dyslexia, including difficulties in reading, are at least partly due to difficulty excluding excess background information like noise.

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Brain study explores what makes colors and numbers collide

Brain study explores what makes colors and numbers collide | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Someone with the condition known as grapheme-color synesthesia might experience the number 2 in turquoise or the letter S in magenta. Now, researchers have shown that those individuals also show heightened activity in a brain region responsible for vision.
The findings provide a novel way of looking at synesthesia as the product of regional hyperexcitability in the brain, the researchers say.

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