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Binaural beats, the perception of which arises in the brain for specific physical stimuli. ... The effect on the brainwaves depends on the difference in frequencies of each tone: for example, if 300 Hz was played in one ear and 310 in the other, then the binaural beat would have a frequency of 10 Hz. [Wiki]

Does someone with the form of Sound-Color-Synesthesia, see the color connected with the 10Hz tone, when hearing 300/310 Hz tones?

Does it work otherway round as well? Are there even examples known?

What light does this shed, on how the brain works (maybe restricted to the Synesthesia people)?

Edit is there anyone around here who can test that? Experience reports are welcome.

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you are misusing the reference-request tag. Your question is about binaural beats/synesthesia. Reference-request is for asking for things like standard references or surveys on topics that you already know the answer to. You don't need to add it simply if you want answers to your question to include references. We already expect most answers to include references by default. –  Artem Kaznatcheev Jun 27 '12 at 18:00
Ok sorry, this is not common to me. I'll remove it. It's not by default that I get answers, that contain that many references. +1 for the hard working community. –  draks ... Jun 27 '12 at 18:01
If you want better answers, then you have to invest more time into your questions by doing the initial research and putting your queries in the appropriate scientific context and language. Take a look at questions by some of the high-rep members of the community for examples. Feel free to join us in chat if you have more questions about the site. –  Artem Kaznatcheev Jun 27 '12 at 18:14

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