colored hearing


Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colored hearing - a form of chromesthesia in which experiences of color accompany auditory stimuli
chromaesthesia, chromesthesia - a form of synesthesia in which nonvisual stimulation results in the experience of color sensations
References in periodicals archive ?
In contemporary science, for example, freak occurrences of colored hearing or tactile smell--dismissed as fakery for much of the twentieth century--have suddenly become the subjects of a booming industry in the fields of cognitive psychology and neurology.
While listening to strings of spoken words, only women with colored hearing synesthesia showed pronounced activity in a part of the visual system known to orchestrate color identification, there searchers say.