Information about curating/managing at the bottom.
This is a studio dedicated to all things related to sensory disorders/differences.
- Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
- And more!
SPD occurs when the brain has a hard time processing input from the body senses and/or responding appropriately to the input. A person can be either under- or over-sensitive to input. A common example of oversensitivity is being hypersensitive to noise, meaning they don't like noisy environments and may cover their ears around loud noises. A common example of under-sensitivity is under-responsiveness to tactile (touch) input, which may cause a person to seek out more input by touching textures that feel nice to them.
Most people think there are only 5 senses, but there are actually 8. There are the normal 5, and then there are 3 more: vestibular (sense of balance), proprioception (sense of the body in space), and Interoception (hunger, thirst, tiredness, pain, etc.) Sensory differences can affect all 8 of the senses.
Synesthesia is a neurological condition that includes, but isn't limited to, the stimulation of certain senses when other senses are activated. For example, a synesthete might always see purple in the air when they hear a clarinet. Some synesthetes actually see the color, which is called projecting, and some just imagine it or associate the color with the sound. This "cross between senses" can happen with any of the five/eight senses, and also other things such as pain, letters/numbers, etc. The most common form of synesthesia is grapheme-color, which is when a synesthete associates a color with each of the letters of the alphabet, or numbers.
Sensory differences often occur with another neurological condition such as Autism, ADHD, or mood disorders, but they can also occur without a person having any of these conditions. The awareness of sensory differences is currently pretty low, so let's try to change that!
You don't have to have a sensory difference to curate, just ask in the comments! People who show dedication to the studio or want to invite others may be promoted. Please only add projects related to the studio!