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Re: Synesthesia, anyone?

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I never realized I had this until I found out other people couldn't see sounds or music and couldn't taste certain colors. I thought this was normal before, amazing gift IMO.
He-hehe! Exactly my experience too!

The 1st time I heard of this was during 8th grade band class.
My good friend still remembers my look of disbelief as I asked
"You mean you guys just hear music?!?"

I couldn't imagine not having it!

simple sound=color
music=color w/ motion+ shapes
by sight only*- groups of letters in words=color, some w/ texture (ex "wo"= rippled lite blue vs "ro" lite blue-green polished)
*-I have auditory processing disorder & i think that interferes
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He-hehe! Exactly my experience too!

The 1st time I heard of this was during 8th grade band class.
My good friend still remembers my look of disbelief as I asked
"You mean you guys just hear music?!?"
our band director has it, once he said "now that was great, try playing that again in the same color". i don't think anyone noticed that.
i had posted here that soind doesnt have taste but sometimes it does actually. our firs trumpet played something like chocolate cake batter or french silk pie. moonlight serenade tastes kind ok like a lemon sherbet or slurpee. i love when brass players sound "buttery".
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our band director has it, once he said "now that was great, try playing that again in the same color".
Yea! Love hearing the synethesia experience put in words!

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Yea! Love hearing the synethesia experience put in words!


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thank you, it's so nice to say all of that and not have someone think you're crazy!
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Re: Synesthesia, anyone?

A lot of prominent musicians describe the different keys in music as "colors."
I believe Keith Jarrett, a phenomenally talented pianist describes music this way.

It could be part of the nonlinear cognition that is part of ADHD.
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Re: Synesthesia, anyone?

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On the other hand maybe it would get annoying.
Actually, it's normal for those who know it since childhood.

I have a kind of phoneme-colour system. I don't see the colours, I just know they're there, if that makes any sense. And I have what I call 'ghost touch' - when I look at something, I automatically imagine how it would feel if I touched it with my fingertips. That's my strongest and most immediate association. Next to that are a number of other memories of sensation or my imagination of it (smell, taste, sounds) as well as experiences and association. Synaesthetic sensation is just intertwined with all the other kinds of sensation and imagination I have about it the object in question.
And it kind of works like a secondary filing system that I can use to remember facts and words.
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Re: Synesthesia, anyone?

I may have some of this as well but I think it's so integrated into my being I don't even know its there.
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Re: Synesthesia, anyone?

I have this with time-spatial idea of numbers, and parts of a year, centuries, months, days of the week, etc. along with extremely accurate long term memory of dates (i.e. October 16th 2009) for certain events in my life, sometimes important ones, and sometimes not so important ones... I did some reading about this a few months ago and there's been rare occurrences and a study of these two qualities being interconnected? I just might have to make my own graphic image for my own concepts

Specifically, almost exactly like these... with December-January being the biggest/longest because winter takes forever... and also because my birthday is in January
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Like this, but not quite exact
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Re: Synesthesia, anyone?

Thanks for the post...
( ADHD + Synesthesia )

I also can see sound or do happened to see even if i don't want to. But I am bit confused about how to classify my experience, because the sound i see is not in colors or taste, it's just some random design.
(I am not on any drugs or medication)

Most of the time I see sound first, then hear it. The confusion for me is that I don't see in colors, but in shades.
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Re: Synesthesia, anyone?

This is so interesting. I always see numbers as colours.

1=blue
2=red
3=green
4=blue
5=yellow
6=red
7=lt blue
8=green
9=brown
10=black

Also when I visualize numbers, 1 - 10 are in a straight horizontal line, left to right, and then 11 - 20 are straight up vertically and they then continue up in steps every 10 numbers. That's how I see them in my mind. The alphabet on the otherhand is just a straight line from left to right. I also don't see colours in letters. Only numbers.
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This is so interesting. I always see numbers as colours.

1=blue
2=red
3=green
4=blue
5=yellow
6=red
7=lt blue
8=green
9=brown
10=black

Also when I visualize numbers, 1 - 10 are in a straight horizontal line, left to right, and then 11 - 20 are straight up vertically and they then continue up in steps every 10 numbers. That's how I see them in my mind. The alphabet on the otherhand is just a straight line from left to right. I also don't see colours in letters. Only numbers.
2 is red for me too. 7 is a cool blue and deep like a swimming pool. Actually I can see it as a deep paint can. And it smells like sawdust.

Colour grapheme is very prominent in me and so is smelling memories. Days/Months have a position in space and music having colour isn't as strong but is still there. Touch also has colour.
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Re: Synesthesia, anyone?

Ooh! Me! I'm synesthetic in the following ways (maybe more):

graphemes (nearly all letters/numbers) -> colors
graphemes (sometimes) -> personality/texture/temperature/smell
sound (mostly music, but any pure tones) -> color
certain phonemes, names, graphemes -> smell
days of the week -> colors
months of the year -> colors
certain time periods and related concepts also appear in my mind in a spatial manner, such as "a year" is like this loop that surrounds me, and I turn to face the current month as time goes on... yeah.

I too always thought everyone experienced this, especially because my mom and brother both have synesthesia also. We'd get into friendly arguments over what color our names were, and such. It wasn't until a few years ago that I learned it's actually something of an abnormality... though one I personally can't imagine life *without*, since it's just a part of my experience of the world. So it goes with most neurological quirks, I guess?
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Re: Synesthesia, anyone?

I am not sure if any of this relates to me or not because I do not always associate sounds with colors, but some numbers have colors (and genders). For example, the number 3 is always red and is female. I cannot explain it though.

I also memorize things by association, which I thought was common. I recently tested at the college I was attending for a learning disability. There was one exercise where the therapist mentioned a series of 7-8 numbers at a time and I was to repeat them. Then she listed another series and I was to repeat them in the reverse order in which she said them. After the assessment, she said my score in that particular area was literally off the charts. I told her I felt like I cheated because I repeated the numbers back in my head as she was reading them and when she was done and I thought I had them memorized I repeated them to her. She said "you didn't cheat. Most people can't do that."

I do associations with most things. I took a bar-tending class about 20 years ago and had to remember a few hundred drinks (and I don't drink, so I had no clue what any of these were). I did it all by association. For example, the main ingredient in a Drambuie is scotch. Why?? Well that is easy. Drambuie sounds like buoy which is something that floats in the water off the coast of Scotland.

I am not sure if I strayed off topic or not or if this in in any way related, but I thought everyone was that way.
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Re: Synesthesia, anyone?

I have a bit of it. Letters and days tend to be somewhat colored. The musical keys also have the colors of their respective letters. Sometimes feelings have a bit of shape and texture or sounds may have some taste. I don't like names tasting liver.
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Re: Synesthesia, anyone?

Monday - light blue
Tuesday - banana yellow
Wednesday - dark blue
Thursday - liver colored
Friday - brick red
Saturday - black
Sunday - brown

They seem to have the same color in different languages too.
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