Synesthesia

Synesthesia
   Synesthesia and Related Meaning Depend on Biological Systems
   t is [i]because such diverse sensory experiences as a white circle (rather than black), a straight line (rather than crooked), a rising melody (rather than a falling one), a sweet taste (rather than a sour one), a caressing touch (rather than an irritating scratch)-it is because all these diverse experiences can share a common affective meaning that one easily and lawfully translates from one sensory modality into another in synesthesia and metaphor. . . . In other words, the "common market in meaning" seems to be based firmly in the biological systems of emotional and purposive behavior that all humans share. (Osgood, 1966, pp. 309-310)

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