Synesthesia in its true sense is not a mental health condition, artificially-induced condition, nor anything more than an inheritable trait, much like hair color and height.
Some persons apparently see conversation in geometric patterns or concepts in numerical forms. Color reflecting music or ideas is perhaps the most frequently described form of synesthesia, a phenomena long recognized but only more recently rediscovered.
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This sounds like the premise of a superhero movie: A college dropout suffered a serious head injury after being mugged — and came out a genius.
Neuroscientist and philosophy professor Berit Brogaard, who has run a series of tests on Padgett, told ABC News that his