Psychic Healers May Simply Have Synesthesia

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 09:50 in Psychology & Sociology

People who claim to see the 'aura' of others - and subsequently claim they can modify them - may actually have synesthesia, according to new research.Synesthesia is believed to occur due to cross-wiring in the brain; synesthetes have more synaptic connections than 'normal' people and some are interconnected in ways others are not, including across brain regions. Since the brain regions responsible for the processing of each type of sensory stimuli are intensely interconnected, synesthetes see or taste a sound, feel a taste, or associate people with a particular color. read more

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