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Ygern's Avatar Jump to comment 5 by Ygern

Steven Novella (of Skeptics Guide to the Universe) has already cast some doubt on this story on his site.

Link here

He's a clinical neurologist at Yale, so this is more his area than your average journalist's, and says in summary:

Interesting, but circumstantial. Given the weight of the evidence it seems that the connection between auras and synaesthesia is speculative and based on superficial similarities that are likely coincidental. The new study, if anything, is a deeper look at the question, finding the hypothesis lacking.

Tue, 15 May 2012 18:21:31 UTC | #941657