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chromaesthesia


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A form of synaesthesia (1) in which stimuli not normally associated with colour, such as musical tones or numbers, elicit sensations of colour. When the stimuli are auditory it is also called chromatic audition, colour audition, coloured audition, colour hearing, or coloured hearing. US chromesthesia. [From Greek chroma colour + aisthesis feeling + -ia indicating a condition or quality]

Subjects: Psychology.


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