Synesthesia: a combination of senses
By Faye Hazel
March 7, 2018 11:58am CST
There is a condition called synesthesia - which is truly fascinating. It is caused by the combination (or perhaps failure to split) of 2 or more senses. So there are people who can see colors with music, see colors in letters, taste words, feel sensations in accordance with colors and hear writing. My mom and I have the hear writing thing. I thought it was normal. It's a generic voice the reads the written words and if I don't know how a word is pronounced , the voice doesn't, either. (we're not crazy.... I don't think!) Here's a fascinating video about the condition:
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• United States
Thanks it's so cool to share with mom -- we were all watching the TV show - and I started saying something about hearing the writing, thinking it was normal... my mom just smiled and then told me she has that too, and then dad looked at us like we were crazy....
• Riga, Latvia
@FayeHazel well music inspires me in my poetry so when I put on something I really like I close my eyes and see colors like for instance if the music has a strong rock beat the colors are usually reds and oranges and if the music is a soft pop number the colors are greens and blues and so on. It is something that is awesome to experience. This is really great take a look at the company I have of people who experience things like this.
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