Seeing Sounds Or Hearing Colors: Scientists Narrow Search For Genes Associated With Synesthesia, Imperial College London Study

Published: Feb 06, 2009

ScienceDaily (Feb. 6, 2009) — A new study identifies specific chromosomal regions linked to auditory visual synaesthesia, a neurological condition characterized by seeing colors in response to sounds. The research, published online on February 5th in the American Journal of Human Genetics, makes major strides towards identifying the genes that underlie synaesthesia and may eventually lead to improved understanding of typical and atypical cognitive development.

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