Velociperception & Ainan Celeste Cawley
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. People who report such experiences are known as synesthetes. Recently, difficulties have been recognized in finding an adequate definition of synesthesia, 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.
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.