Interesting Questions Left Open for Future Research in Synesthesia

  • Can non-human animals experience synesthesia? If so, how could this ever be measured?
  • How do languages with more complex graphemes (i.e japanese–more pictorial than english letters) experience their synesthesia?
  • Can you “treat” or “cure” someone of their synesthesia?
  • Is synesthesia adaptive? How does synaesthesia give synesthetic individuals an advantage over non-synaesthetes? Are we in the middle of the evolution of synesthesia?

An Excellent Documentary Addressing Many of the Underlying Questions Behind Synesthesia