Home > Mental health > Brain > Fascinating phenomena Fascinating phenomena All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News The neurology of gaming Video games have both positive and negative effects on the brain. Ask CyberShrink » Blog Bipolar journey » Talk Heart to heart forum » Quiz Are you a hypochondriac? » How brain injury affects you Transparent brains How your brain ages From birth to old age, our brains change and decline. But it's not all bad news. Crossed wires Imagine not recognising your mother, or feeling missing limbs or tasting music. When brain wires get crossed, these things can happen. Even to you. Taste the music, feel the colour Imagine a world where you feel sounds, taste music or see letters and numbers in colour. Odd? For synesthetes these perceptions are part of everyday life. Musicophilia Sacks, a physician, explores the power of music through individual experiences of patients, musicians and everyday people. “ Latest comment on Health24 TT186 says... Vitamin B17 is a great help in fight cancer in a homeopathic way I know there are distributors in Johannesburg and Pretoria http://www.aiyellow.com/vitaminb17southafrica Cancer and keeping your full-time job ” Phantom limbs Sometimes, after an arm or leg has been amputated, the person continues to feel pain or other sensations as though the amputated limb were still there. Seeing sounds and feeling tastes How would it feel when you read a newspaper and the words glow like brilliant jewels? Imagine the sound of a piano conjuring up the colour pink. And when you feel pain, your world goes orange, as if you've put on a pair of tinted glasses. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Medihelp’s regional information sessions Superior comfort and support Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.