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Psychic healers may have synesthesia « Psychology Blog

Psychic healers may have synesthesia « Psychology Blog | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Synesthesia describes the experience that some people have, where the stimulation of one sense results in other senses being stimulated. For example words take on different colours and may create a sensation of certain smells. A recent study by Milán et al. (2012) found that many psychic healers who claim to see the aura of their patients are actually synesthetes.

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Gustatory aura symptoms

Gustatory aura symptoms | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Migraine sufferers can experience illusions or hallucinations of taste as gustatory aura symptoms. The differential diagnosis of these symptoms includes temporal lobe epilepsy, now more commonly called complex partial seizure disorder, so that a neurological examination is warranted in each case presenting with such gustatory symptoms.

(Here is the link if there is none in the title: http://www.migraine-aura.org/content/e27891/e27265/e26585/e26771/index_en.html)

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