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Last updated at 11:33 GMT, Monday, 30 November 2009

Synesthesia

A picture of some colourful beach huts

Can you hear or taste these colours?

As many as one in 2000 people have a condition called synesthesia where two or more senses get mixed up or confused. This week Kate and Rebecca discuss some of the common forms of the condition, ranging from perceiving Wednesdays as being red to smelling numbers.

This week's question: Is synesthesia more common in men or women?

Listen out for the answer in the programme!

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Synesthesia

Vocabulary

synesthesia

the name we give a neurological condition where two or more senses (sight, sound, smell, taste or touch) are mixed up or confused

coffin

a box in which we bury the dead

arbitrary

when something is based on chance or without reason

articulate

express something clearly in words

foodstuffs

a general term which refers to any substance used as food or used in making food

textures

how something feels eg. rough/smooth or soft/hard

taste sensation

the feeling you get when you taste the flavour of something

distracting

when something makes it difficult for you to give your full attention to something else

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