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 Can chocolate cake taste green and Tuesdays be purple? Can prime numbers give blissful sensations or classical music sound red? Or can the number 25 be more generous than the number 34? For many, these things may sound quite ridiculous, but in fact, these descriptions can be explained by a condition called synesthesia. Synesthesia is a rare and unique cognitive perception disorder, in which more than one sensory or cognitive pathway is simultaneously stimulated in the brain. People with this condition, are known as synesthetes,​ and when one of their senses is activated, another unrelated sense is automatically triggered as well. For example, a synesthete may taste sounds, hear in color, or smell numbers. In order to gain a better understanding of synesthesia,​ one must know what exactly this condition is, details about the condition, theories explaining how and why it occurs, as well as current and future research about Synesthesia. Can chocolate cake taste green and Tuesdays be purple? Can prime numbers give blissful sensations or classical music sound red? Or can the number 25 be more generous than the number 34? For many, these things may sound quite ridiculous, but in fact, these descriptions can be explained by a condition called synesthesia. Synesthesia is a rare and unique cognitive perception disorder, in which more than one sensory or cognitive pathway is simultaneously stimulated in the brain. People with this condition, are known as synesthetes,​ and when one of their senses is activated, another unrelated sense is automatically triggered as well. For example, a synesthete may taste sounds, hear in color, or smell numbers. In order to gain a better understanding of synesthesia,​ one must know what exactly this condition is, details about the condition, theories explaining how and why it occurs, as well as current and future research about Synesthesia.