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Chromesthesia (Color Hearing) (Color Synesthesia) Print E-mail

Dr. Kennedy Chromesthesia is a type of synesthesia in which which a nonvisual stimulus causes the perception of color. Color hearing is a form of chromesthesia in which a musical tone elicits a color. One well-studied case involves an art teacher who has a range of consistent linkages between tone and color. For her, high octaves tended to evoke a lighter color value, while lower octaves evoked a darker color value. And rapid major chord tone sequences elicited rapid flashes of colors, "somewhat like fireworks exploding."



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