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We are all capable of "hearing" shapes and sizes and perhaps even "tasting" sounds, according to researchers. This blending of sensory experiences, or synaesthesia, they say, influences our perception and helps us make sense of a jumble of simultaneous sensations...

2009-05-28

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Some people can see a word and instantly taste it in their mouths - but is it how the word sounds that defines that taste, or what the word means?

2006-11-22

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Playing a certain type of music can enhance the way wine tastes, research by psychologists suggests.

2008-05-14

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Joshua Bell is one of the world's greatest violinists. His instrument of choice is a multimillion-dollar Stradivarius. If he played it for spare change, incognito, outside a bustling Metro stop in Washington, would anyone notice? ... This one I loved and talked about it with many friends. It resonates with one of my older ideas - that what is cheered by people is not necessarily the admirable. So many things need also be considered, such...

2007-04-08

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