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The sensory pathways are ill-defined in infants, and it is only later in a child's development that the senses are parcelled out. Scientists are coming to the realisation that we may all have the capacity for vestigial synaesthesia, even if our sensory pathways have been separated out as normal. They are finding evidence for this through the experiences of synaesthetes such as teacher and translator Patricia Duffy who sees coloured letters and numbers and believes that synaesthesia can be harnessed as a memory aid.
Article URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/hearingcolours.shtml
(Hearing Colours, Eating Sounds)
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