Synaesthesia: Prevalence and Familiality

@article{BaronCohen1996SynaesthesiaPA,
  title={Synaesthesia: Prevalence and Familiality},
  author={Simon Baron-Cohen and Lucy Burt and Fiona Smith-Laittan and John Harrison and Patrick F. Bolton},
  journal={Perception},
  year={1996},
  volume={25},
  pages={1073 - 1079}
}
Synaesthesia is a condition in which a mixing of the senses occurs; for example, sounds trigger the experience of colour. Previous reports suggest this may be familial, but no systematic studies exist. In addition, there are no reliable prevalence or sex-ratio figures for the condition, which is essential for establishing if the reported sex ratio (female bias) is reliable, and if this implicates a sex-linked genetic mechanism. Two independent population studies were conducted in the city of… Expand
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