Synaesthesia: a case study of discordant monozygotic twins.

  title={Synaesthesia: a case study of discordant monozygotic twins.},
  author={Daniel Smilek and Barbara A. Moffatt and Jan Pasternak and B. N. White and Mike J. Dixon and Philip M. Merikle},
  volume={8 4},
We describe a study of 11-year-old twin sisters who are physically identical in appearance but who have considerably different conscious experiences. One twin appears to be a synaesthete in that she states that she has specific colour experiences (i.e. photisms) whenever she views, hears or thinks of digits. The other twin does not report such conscious experiences when viewing, hearing or thinking about digits. A genotypic analysis using eight microsatellite loci plus the gender of the twins… CONTINUE READING

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