Artist's brain: the advantage of synaesthesia

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Artists are finding creative opportunities from a neurological quirk that may affect one per cent of the population.

Synaesthesia is a hereditary neurological condition that enables a person to experience multiple senses simultaneously. Hearing a D major chord may make a synaesthete literally see red. The number 5 could smell of banana.

Deborah Stone

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