What is Mirror-Touch Synesthesia?


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Your friend almost always sees the color blue when she thinks of the number four. She is most likely experiencing the most common form of which of the following?

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1. Scientists believe that mirror-touch synesthesia is related to cells in our brain that transmit electronic signals. These are called:

2. During an experiment, individuals thought to have mirror-touch synesthesia observe a person being touched on the arm but report feeling this sensation in the check. This is known as a(n) _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mirror-touch synesthesia is a form of synesthesia characterized by feeling sensations of other people when they are physically touched. Uses this quiz/worksheet assessment to assess your knowledge regarding mirror-touch synesthesia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As you complete this assessment, you will test your understanding of:

  • What's exemplified by a person seeing a particular color when thinking of a certain number
  • Structures of the nervous system
  • Findings from studies involving mirror-touch synesthesia
  • Research studies related to mirror-touch synesthesia

Skills Practiced

Some of the abilities tested with this assessment include:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding mirror-touch synesthesia
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding empathy and the part of the brain that regulates it and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use your understanding of neural pathways to understand mirror-touch synesthesia

Additional Learning

If you need a quick review of what this form of synesthesia is and how it works, complete the lesson called What is Mirror-Touch Synesthesia?. With this lesson, you will review the topics of the assessment as well as the following:

  • Examples of mirror-touch synesthesia
  • Functions of mirror neurons
  • Theories of why mirror-touch synesthesia occurs