Thanks for visiting, and thanks for being patient while we recover the site.
This website is devoted to promoting Australian related activities on Synesthesia.
We have pages on types of synesthesia, activities in Australia / NZ and links to other really great synesthesia sites.
Check out our Events page for new on events related to synesthesia and dont forget to tell us if you have an event you would like to publicize. We hope to make it a portal for the exchange of information, and perhaps even a place to stimulate ideas. We now have a user forum where you are able to interact with other synesthetes and post your comments. A new feature in July 2013, we hope it will soon populate with your opinions and advice for other synesthetes.
If you are a synesthete please register on the forum so we can keep you up to date with the latest events and information about synesthesia.
Come back and visit later in the year as I also hope to have re-released an updated series of pages devoted to different types of synesthesia by then. Sydney Universities Color Form and Motion Lab has supported a great deal of synesthesia research recently. Studies included those on grapheme to colour synesthesia as well as sound to color and shape Synesthesia.
If you are interested in participating in research on synesthesia I have ethics approved non invasive experiments running from time to time and am always happy to hear from synesthetes interested in participating. Email me at karen at synesthesia.com.au to find out more. Macquarie Universities Centre for Cognitive Sciences is also conducting research. You can contact them by visiting their synesthesia webpage.
So what is SYNESTHESIA
Synesthesia is best described by Sean Day a highly renowned public synesthete.
“Synesthesia is the general name for a related set (a "complex") of various cognitive states. Synesthesia may be divided into two general, somewhat overlapping types. The first, which I sometimes call "synesthesia proper", is where stimuli to one sensory input will also trigger sensations in one or more other sensory modes. The second form of synesthesia, which I call "cognitive" or "category synesthesia", involves synesthetic additions to culture-bound cognitive categorizational systems.
Please take a look around the site and especially connect with researchers and other synesthetes across the world.