Synesthesia is the neurological trait that combines two or more senses: What color is Tuesday?

How does one experience synesthesia -- the neurological trait that combines two or more senses? Synesthetes (4% of the population) may taste the number 9 or attach a color to each day of the week. Richard E. Cytowic explains the fascinating world of entangled senses and why we may all have just a touch of synesthesia. Lesson by Richard E. Cytowic, animation by TED-Ed:

Comments from Twitter on "What color is Tuesday?":

Rann Patterson @RannPatterson: yellow

PilotHealthAdvocates @ClaudiaNichols Ruby?

Jenny Sprague @xFoodAllrgyhelp: tangerine... :)


TED Talks: "Daniel Tammet has linguistic, numerical and visual synesthesia -- meaning that his perception of words, numbers and colors are woven together into a new way of perceiving and understanding the world. The author of "Born on a Blue Day," Tammet shares his art and his passion for languages in this glimpse into his beautiful mind."

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