Synesthesia is a union of the senses, a neurocognitve trait that is beyond conscious control. Some people with synesthesia see all of their numbers and letters in various hues, regardless of the shade of ink on the page or the color of the text on a computer screen. Other persons with blended senses might experience music paired with aroma, so that every sound creates an odor. In fact, there are more than 100 different forms of synesthesia, and many of these unusual perceptions are the subject of rigorous academic studies at major universities across the world.
The Synesthesia Society of Africa is the only pan-African organization focused toward a greater understanding of joined senses. Launched in 2019, the SSOA was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in Africa, in the autumn of 2020. Drawing on the expertise and determination of its accomplished board of trustees, the Synesthesia Society of Africa endeavors to foster awareness of synesthesia as an unusual, but normal brain difference.