Decoding the genetics of synaesthesia -

For Researchers

We are interested to hear from researchers who work with synaesthetes who may like to participate in our genetic studies.

For some of our genetic studies, we are looking for unrelated individuals with synaesthesia and for other studies, we are interested in families with multiple synaesthetes, even if their experiences are different from each other. If you are in contact with synaesthetes who would like to participate, please let us know at


Each participant's involvement consists of two easy steps:

1. Taking an online synaesthesia assessment test.
2. Providing a small sample of saliva.


Please note that study participants do NOT have to travel to take part. All parts can be completed from home, online and by mail.


The Decoding the Genetics of Synaesthesia project is being organised and funded by the Language & Genetics Department at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen in the Netherlands directed by Prof. Dr. Simon E. Fisher. The various synaesthesia studies are coordinated by Dr. Amanda Tilot and Dr. Sarah Graham. If you have any questions about the project please contact us at

Last checked 2016-08-30 by Amanda Tilot
Language and Genetics


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