Synesthesia, or a mixing of the senses, is considered a neutral and sometimes positive condition that can even allow for greater creativity, memory and other capabilities.

Synesthesia is defined as “a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway (for example, hearing) leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway (such as vision).” Psychology Today notes, “simply put, when one sense is activated, another unrelated sense is activated at the same time. This may, for instance, take the form of hearing music and simultaneously sensing the sound as swirls or patterns of color.”

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