Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tactile-Emotion Synesthesia

There are now two confirmed cases of tactile-emotion synesthesia, a newly documented class of the well established phenomenon. People with tactile-emotion synesthesia experience touch emotionally. The newly confirmed synesthetes, both young women, have been evaluated by researchers V.S. Ramachandran and David Brang and their unique perceptions have been scientifically confirmed. One of the women experiences denim as depressing and disgusting. She probably watches Letterman (see photo).

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