Archer Wrote:In my opinion a "sixth sense" is not synesthesia. It's synesthesia when the information received from one sense is interpreted by the brain as coming from another.
The sixth sense is a sense. We lumped our experiences of it in with what Motley said, because we don't consider its translation into sensations of other senses to be synaesthesia either. The brain doesn't seem to have a unique way to deal with that sense, so it auto-translates.
If there were a set way of experiencing it, different from the way that other senses present themselves, then
we'd call it synaesthesia if a person still experienced it in sights, sounds, etc.