Synaesthesia: Fact or Fiction?
Here are some of the
"conclusions" and theories regarding synaesthetes and synaesthesia:
of us are there?
Statistics being statistics, estimates range from 1:100,000 all the way
down to 1:200! The vast majority of synaesthetes are female,
outnumbering male synaesthetes by 8/1 in the US and 25/1 here in the
United Kingdom. There are more than likely a lot of people who have it
but are unaware as to what it is!
Synaesthetes are neurologically normal and
are of average (and very possibly above) intelligence.
Synaesthetes tend to have superior
memories. This is unsurprising as synaesthesia provides the
synaesthete with an additional memory cue. For example, I remember a
person's taste as well as their looks and name.