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Are Lots of Little Babies Synesthetes?

About 4 to 5 percent of the population experiences unique sensory connections. Where does that come from? Is it BS? 

The synesthesia and hand jive episode of The Gist.

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On The Gist, we don’t mention Iowa once! First, Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker separates the gold-tinted truth from the rubber-scented fiction when it comes to synesthesia. She’s the author of The Confidence Game. For the Spiel, what if your host was born to hand jive?

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