Jails in the U.S. have increasingly become holding cells for people suffering from mental illness despite the fact that the vast majority pose no threat to public safety. We get an update on new efforts to keep people with mental illness out of jail and into treatment.
As many as one in every 1,000 people has sensory experiences in which a visual, auditory or other stimulus also prompts an experience with another of the five senses. That is, some people "see" sounds, "taste" shapes, or "feel" colors, and these sensations are as real to them as any so-called normal sense perception. Diane and her guests discuss this phenomenon, which is called synesthesia.
- Carol Crane psycholgist and synesthete
- Dr. Peter Grossenbacher senior fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health
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