The term "synaesthesia" derives fromsyn- (< Greeksun "together") + stem of Greekaisthesis "sensation," declaring a pollution of the five senses in the sense of the perceptible. More simply it shows the situation in which an acoustic, olfactory, optical or tactile stimulus becomes perceptible as two separate but coexisting sensory incidents. Neurologist Richard Kitovits exalts the phenomenon of synaesthesia to the limbic system. The limbic system participates with the hypothalamus, regions of the right hemisphere and certain other regions of the brain in the sentiments and emotions. While synaesthesia for certain individuals that do not wish of all this sensory overload comprises a small wound, it stimulates the creative ones. Vassily Kandinsky was the artist that dealt, perhaps more from all the others, with synaesthesia, this ‘traffic jam’ of the senses.
Someone can cause synaesthesia with the use of hallucinogens narcotics, like LSD and Mescaline, since they intensify the nervous contacts between the senses.Programming companies that are not engaged in whether their workers make use of psychedelic substances, have some of the most advanced programs and are first in the experimentations of virtual reality. If those that gave birth to virtual reality invoked artificial synaesthesia then it seems reasonable that in virtual reality exist flecks of this experience and indeed in manageable form. John Waterworth, professor in information technology, calls computer systems "synaesthetic media"since they first function as aesthetic converters while people interact with them. Canadian writer McLuhan presents synaesthesia as a cultural ideal – a natural situation from whose bosom alphabetic literacy separated us, and a likely future state to which electronic media might be capable of returning us. What appears that multimedia are doing is to require a participative element, which constitutes a simultaneous interaction from many, if not, all the senses, thus creating a ‘temporary’ synaesthesia. Synaesthetic media already exist. They allow us to select the sense forms via which information becomes perceptible, with a proportional way as the one in which human synaesthesia changes how the senses become perceptible.