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Synesthesia – Heroes

This clip from the television show, Heroes, shows a woman playing a cello. As she plays, she sees colors radiating from the strings.

There have been over 60 types of synesthesia identified, including color-graphemic synesthesia, ordinal linguistic personification, and number form synesthesia. Define synesthesia and describe some of the different manifestations. What are some of the causes?

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