Velociperception & Ainan Celeste Cawley




Ainan is a child prodigy who discovered a new type of synthestasia

Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia, plural synesthesiæ or synæsthesiæ), from the ancient Greek σύν (syn), "together," and αἴσθησις (aisthēsis), "sensation," is a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.[1][2][3][4] People who report such experiences are known as synesthetes. Recently, difficulties have been recognized in finding an adequate definition of synesthesia,[5][6] as many different phenomena have been covered by this term and in many cases the term synesthesia ("union of senses") seems to be a misnomer. A more accurate term for the phenomenon may be ideasthesia.

 called: "Velociperception" that is basically being able to see movement. Or that the sense of color is connected to the sense of movement and are perceived at the same time. 

A theory as to the evolutionary value of synaesthesia.
Synaesthesia is often thought of as a useless genetic curiosity - something interesting, but of no real value. This paper outlines a theory, in which synaesthesia is seen to confer a range of special gifts that make the synaesthete superior to non-synaesthetes. These include the possibility of new sensory perceptions, and abilities, unobserved in the normal population. Synaesthesia is characterized as a universal, novel sensory perception generator, which can potentially interconnect any sense with any concept or percept, thus creating new sensory understandings of the world – and new evolutionary advantages. A specific case example of a new sensory perception is discussed in support of the theory: Velociperception, the direct perception of quantized angular velocities as a visual code. The potential historical and evolutionary impact of Velociperception on the prevalence of synaesthesia is outlined. The future possibilities for synaesthesia are considered.
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