Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Colour me BSL....

People who use sign language can experience synesthesia, a rare condition that mixes sensory information from different sources, causing people to see letters in certain colours, or taste words, a new study finds.

The study is the first to document synesthesia among sign language users, the researchers said. The people in the study reported that they saw different colours when they watched someone make the signs for various letters and numbers.

The finding shows that "synesthesia occurs in sign language as well as spoken language," said study lead researcher Joanna Atkinson, a researcher at the Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre at University College London. 


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