Synaesthetic perception manifests in many ways. Here are some frequent synaesthesias, including some that may seem a little strange for some synaesthetes, too…
Different types of synaesthetic perceptions:
Sensory: classic senses elicit synaesthesia.
Cognitive: concepts like letters elicit synaesthesia
Emotional: feelings like fear or happiness elicit synaesthesia.
Some of the most important diagnostic criteria for synaesthetic perception:
- Involuntary and automatic
- Constant over time
- Requires an inducer
- For every synaesthete, the experience is different
Synaesthetes answer very stereotypically when they are asked for colored letters. They only like letters and numbers in their own colors. A non-synaesthete likes the letters and numbers in every color.