colored hearing

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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
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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.
"Colored hearing," probably the most common form of synesthesia, arises in the brain through a process similar to that responsible for hallucinations of colors, according to brain-imaging data in the April Nature Neuroscience.
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.