We've heard about visual, auditory, gustatory, and olfactory synesthesia. Is there such a thing as tactile synesthesia?

 
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Posted on May. 13th, 2008

Yes, such a thing is possible. To my knowledge, the most common blend is to taste: a person suffering from tactile synesthesia touches something and has the sensation of tasting it at the same time. Other combinations are also quite possible, however.

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Posted on May. 12th, 2008

Synesthesia can most definitely become tactile. Since all senses have some control in the somatosensory cortex, these senses all have blending potential. People with tactile synesthesia often azzociate certain sounds or tastes with feelings.

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Posted on May. 12th, 2008

Yes, you can stimulate the nerves or the portion of the brain that controls that and people report feeling things that aren't there.

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