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Original Article

Presence and Pattern of Chromesthesia in 200 Individuals: An Experiment Performed on World Voice Day

Nupur K Nerurkar, Trishna Akshay Chitnis, Jarvis Pereira

Keywords : Chromesthesia, Music therapy, Phonosurgery, Synesthesia

Citation Information : Nerurkar N K, Chitnis TA, Pereira J. Presence and Pattern of Chromesthesia in 200 Individuals: An Experiment Performed on World Voice Day. Int J Phonosurg Laryngol 2022; 12 (1):12-15.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10023-1235

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-07-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Aim: To study the presence and pattern of chromesthesia. Chromesthesia is the eliciting of visual images (Color) by aural stimuli (music). It is a type of synesthesia which is a phenomenon where one type of sensory stimulus evokes a response in another sense. Materials and methods: We conducted an experiment on World Voice Day in which 200 participants were made to listen to five songs/tracks and were asked to think of a color. Results: The colors chosen by them were categorized as ‘bright’ or ‘dull’ and data was presented as pie charts. Conclusion: Based on whether the colors chosen were ‘bright’ or ‘dull’ and whether the song was ‘upbeat’ or ‘slow’, we recommend that ‘happy’ or ‘upbeat’ music could be included as part of regular treatment in patients especially those who are singers or musicians as it brings about a positive mood change and helps in the recovery of the patients especially in the postoperative period when they are usually on voice rest.

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