Synesthesia and learning: a critical review and novel theory

@article{Watson2014SynesthesiaAL,
  title={Synesthesia and learning: a critical review and novel theory},
  author={Marcus R. Watson and Kathleen Akins and Christina M. Spiker and Lyle Crawford and James T. Enns},
  journal={Frontiers in Human Neuroscience},
  year={2014},
  volume={8}
}
Learning and synesthesia are profoundly interconnected. On the one hand, the development of synesthesia is clearly influenced by learning. Synesthetic inducers – the stimuli that evoke these unusual experiences – often involve the perception of complex properties learned in early childhood, e.g., letters, musical notes, numbers, months of the year, and even swimming strokes. Further, recent research has shown that the associations individual synesthetes make with these learned inducers are not… 
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