[ sin-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌsɪn əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /
a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color.
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Origin of synesthesia
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Her first book, about synesthesia, titled Tasting the Universe, will be out in March 2011 from New Page Books.
/ (ˌsɪniːsˈθiːzɪə) /
the usual US spelling of synaesthesia
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[ sĭn′ĭs-thē′zhə ]
A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color.
A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus that is applied to another, as in referred pain.
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