by Rebecca Woods

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to literally see music? Some people have this ability. To them, hearing music is accompanied by a brilliant and beautiful experience of flowing or sparkling colors. This experience of two senses being activated when only one of them should be is known as synesthesia. Synesthesia can occur as a merging of any two senses and it’s more common than you might expect. Many synesthetes don’t even realize that others aren’t experiencing the world the way they do. Is it possible that you have synesthesia and don’t even know it? In her presentation, Rebecca will discuss the different types of known synesthesia, how prevalent synesthesia is in the population, and how scientists think it occurs.