Hear Sounds When Watching Silent Videos? It Might Be Synesthesia

Hear Sounds When Watching Silent Videos? It Might Be Synesthesia

vEAR is a form of synesthesia in which a person can actually hear the motion of silent moving images. But it's not quite as far-fetched — some people really can hear silent moving images. To do this, they created an online survey that presented 24 short, silent videos to participants mainly from North America, Western Europe and the United Kingdom. After watching each video, participants were asked to rate whether they'd experienced any auditory sensation on a scale from zero to five, with five representing \"very vivid and definite auditory sensation.\" Participants identified the most auditory sensation when viewing silent videos that suggested real-world sounds, like a person screaming.

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