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The genetics of colored sequence synesthesia: suggestive evidence of linkage to 16q and genetic heterogeneity for the condition.

Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
Behavioural brain research (Impact Factor: 3.22). 09/2011; 223(1):48-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.071
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ABSTRACT Synesthesia is a perceptual condition in which sensory stimulation triggers anomalous sensory experiences. In colored sequence synesthesia (CSS), color experiences are triggered by sequences such as letters or numbers. We performed a family based linkage analysis to identify genetic loci responsible for the increased neural crosstalk underlying CSS. Our results implicate a 23 MB region at 16q12.2-23.1, providing the first step in understanding the molecular basis of CSS.

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