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Researchers in Spain have found that at least some of the individuals claiming to see the so-called aura of people actually have the neuropsychological phenomenon known as “synesthesia” (specifically, “emotional synesthesia”). This might be a scientific explanation of their alleged ability.
In synesthetes, the brain regions responsible for the processing of each type of sensory stimuli are intensely interconnected. Synesthetes can see or taste a sound, feel a taste, or associate people or letters with a particular color. -Science Daily
Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story from the POV of someone with synesthesia.
Journaling Prompt: Would you enjoy synesthesia? Why or why not?
Art Prompt: Synthesthesia
Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about the fascination with paranormal phenomena.
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