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   * This condition may help synesthetes with their memory, as synesthetes can form strong associations with their synesthetic perceptions   * This condition may help synesthetes with their memory, as synesthetes can form strong associations with their synesthetic perceptions
  
-===== Is synesthesia real? ===== 
-//"I hate the color blue. It's the most disgusting color ever. It tastes like vomit, and I will not talk to you if you're wearing any blue. I don't care what you wear, as long as it doesn'​t taste like vomit. Don't ever wear blue around me."// 
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-There is an obvious reluctancy that comes with accepting Synesthesia as an existing condition. How does one know a non-synesthete didn't just write the statement above, and claim to taste vomit with the color blue?  
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-Keep in my mind, this is NOT suggesting that Synesthesia is not real. It's saying that the way researchers should prove it exists and understand how it works is to be skeptical, and test every last angle of it that they can find. Many tests have been done, and results have been shown. The most common is the stroop test, which will be discussed further later on.  
-      * There is much skepticism on this topic. While a lot of evidence support that Synesthesia really exists, it is also easy for someone to lie about sensations that they feel. 
  
 ===== How does the study of synesthesia relate to people who don't have it? ===== ===== How does the study of synesthesia relate to people who don't have it? =====
  
-      * It has been supported that certain symptoms of Synesthesia are also related to the brain activity of those with Austism, phantom limbs, and migranes. While Synesthesia itself has not been shown to be harmful, if we understand it better, it may help us in dealing with other issues like these that can be +      * It has been supported that certain symptoms of Synesthesia are also related to the brain activity of those with Austism, phantom limbs, and migranes. While Synesthesia itself has not been shown to be harmful, if we understand it better, it may help us better understand the workings of the brain to find relief for harmful conditions.
  
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