In a grapheme-color synesthete, symbols are the inducer sets and the colors are the concurrent sets. This means that symbols, such as numbers and letters, induce a color to concurrently show up with that symbol. This is something that is unique to synesthetes, their perception of the world is pretty much the same as the rest of us, but grapheme-color synesthetes have a little different perception when their senses comes to play. Grapheme-color Synethetes are able to see symbols and numbers not only as the simple text they are, but also with they are able to see these simple text characters with color associated with them. It is like seeing the number one with the color blue every time you see or perceive “1.” An article on the science daily website gave an explanation for this phenomena.
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