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    School And Synaesthesia

    I've recently noticed how teachers are often completely unaware of synaesthesia. I've read on here many cases where teachers have misunderstood people because they have made a comment or done something relating to their synaesthesia. This causes the person to be subject to...
    AliceMai AliceMai 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    would anyone like to know the color

    and shape of their name?
    babybluewithlilacswirls babybluewithlilacswirls 13-15 8 Responses May 26

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    I also have "sexual synesthesia"

    which basically means my synesthesia goes haywire when I'm turned on enough. I've discovered this is called a "sexual arousal trance" and while anyone can get into this state it is WAY easier for sexual synesthetes. Apparently it feels like being on a psychedelic drug. This...
    thatlittlecouple thatlittlecouple 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    Anyone have sound-color Synesthesia?

    I've been dying to meet someone, since I was a kid I've been able to see sounds in music, letters, people, and sounds
    GabbyColor GabbyColor 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    There is this one sound of scratching cloth

    that physically feels like biting into a salty ice cube with your front teeth. It is the weirdest and most accurate way to describe the sound. My friend knows that is bugs me, so I have the urge to bite down on something (which is generally my hand) when I hear it. Synesthesia...
    pianokat pianokat 18-21, F 3 Responses May 17

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    I'm a tactile-emotional synesthete.

    Textures make emotions. The emotions I feel are not simple. And the longer I touch something, the more it evolves. I'll try to describe it as best as I can. Immediately, jean makes me feel this mixture of hate and revulsion. If I force myself to continue touching it, I start to...
    ungreyme ungreyme 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I Just Found Out I Have Synesthesia!!!!!

    Wow. Had no idea until now. I never realized that not everyone sees the world in as much color as I do. Everything is color to me: Sounds, words, numbers, dates, names, music... I seriously had no idea. I have lived all my life thinking that seeing colorful transparent geometric...
    LoneWolff LoneWolff 13-15, F 8 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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    I want to do a display on synesthesia in general

    and I'm looking for creative title ideas
    heyydutchy heyydutchy 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I have always had a place

    and a color for days of the week. I physically cannot think of the days of the week without their specific spot and color. Like how do you envision them if you don't SEE them? How do you see Monday is you don't actually have an image? I am really distressed because I recently...
    pianokat pianokat 18-21, F 4 Responses May 17

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    God And Pain (A Christian Experience)

    It is commonly said in Christian circles (and backed up with certain Bible verses) that God takes away our pain because He bore it all on the cross. Well it would be nice if we never had to suffer, especially not much. God certainly can and does take away pain at times, and...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    "cash"

    I used to think it happened to everyone; words having tastes. Since I was young I would taste words and even pictures. Some words even have textures. Although it can be distracting, I embrace it. "cash" tastes like Hamburger Helper (stroganoff, to be exact). Have...
    BrutMystik BrutMystik 36-40, F 52 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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    Has anyone ever had a letter change color?

    A has ALWAYS been very red to me, but lately when I think about it, it appears to have a more red-purple tint to it. Very strange.
    belhowwol belhowwol 16-17, F 3 Responses May 30

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    Personality -> Smells?

    Hey, I have a few different aspects of Synnie, but one that I haven't heard from anyone else is People having a "smell". It's not an actual physical scent, it's something that their personal energy (Aura?) throws at me. Like my best friend... To me, she's...
    NemoRayne NemoRayne 18-21 7 Responses Feb 6, 2009

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    I have intense chromesthesia,

    to the point where my choices in music are determined as much by my perception of how the music 'looks' as what it actually sounds like. Music that is extremely colorful or textured is extremely appealing to me. And for the record, when I say chromesthesia I mean it. It's much...
    LunarDelta LunarDelta 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    "tiger mountain peasant song" by fleet foxes is

    absolutely beautiful.....all pastels, blue and yellow and pink and a little bit of red. <3
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 3 Responses May 29

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    Help With A Study On Synesthesia And Learning!

    Hello Synesthetes! We are Olivia Iles and Alyssa Martin, and we are students in the Science Research Program at Yorktown High School and Rye High School. For our research, we have been working with Penny Jones and Dr. Sean Day on a survey that looks to discover if there is any...
    synesthesiaproject synesthesiaproject 16-17 5 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    So excited to find this :) I have never met

    or known another person with synesthesia. Like some of you, I don't talk about it because I don't want to scare or confuse people. My synesthesia is mainly seeing letters/words/numbers in color. Admittedly, it made things rough when I was younger. But now, it's a beautiful...
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I Have Sound-color, and It's Wonderful!

    Hey there, I've had it since before i can remember, sounds and songs have always had very vibrant colors and shapes. I didn't actually know it was anytrhing special until I was eighteen and a half, and I was explaining how this song looked, and my girlfriend told me that she...
    Atomik00 Atomik00 18-21, M 15 Responses Oct 7, 2008

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    I have auditory tactile synesthesia

    which means I can feel sounds. This is supposed to be a rarer form so is there anyone else?
    thatlittlecouple thatlittlecouple 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    Synesthesia blog looking much cleaner :)

    https://worldofsynesthesia.wordpress.com/
    belhowwol belhowwol 16-17, F May 27

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    I registered but for one reason

    or another i don't share having synesthesia. nevertheless im very interested in the topic, condition, superpower, im not sure yet! i have begun a blog about it and i would love to have 4 to 5 people willing to answer 5 questions about having synesthesia so that i could share...
    sixyellow sixyellow 26-30, M 1 Response May 18

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    Synesthesia :)

    I've had synesthesia ever since I was little, and it's pretty awesome :) I can remember seeing vivid colors whenever I heard music (I always remember seeing these vivid yellow swirls whenever my dad turned on the song "Dancing Queen" ) and I can remember when I first learned to...
    ColorMyNumbers ColorMyNumbers 16-17, F 2 Responses May 31, 2012

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    It's the hardest thing to explain to someone

    (I'm what they call more of an "associator" than an actual visual experiencer -- I see colors with musical notes, but it's like they're BEHIND my eyes, but everything in my vision becomes SLIGHTLY tinted with whatever color I hear in the music). But without it, I wouldn't write...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I have colors with numbers

    and letters. I also see colors when listening to music. Fun fact though: I am totally blind due to a progressive eye condition. I found research that says it may be my brain's way of making up for the vision I lost. Whatever the cause, I wouldn't trade it for the world because a...
    ForeverMe2727 ForeverMe2727 18-21, F 2 Responses May 17

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    belhowwol belhowwol 16-17, F 4 Responses May 28

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    The Colors Of Music And Taste Of Language.

    Hi everyone. This is my first post on EP so sorry if it comes out a little akward. I have had synesthesia all my life (i have 2 types) and I will say that it affects my life profoundly. I have been "seeing" sounds for as long as I can remember and tasting words since about 1st...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    What Color Or Taste Is My Name?

    I am the biggest fan of synesthesia, although, sadly, I don't have it. I just read about everyone's fabulous experiences. It's got me curious -- my name is Denise, and I was wondering what flavor my name is to you, or what color, or personality, or shape, or however your...
    dtravelbug dtravelbug 36-40, F 35 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    I found out that I viewed the world much

    differently than other people about a year ago. I want to tell my friends and parents that I have this, (maybe they'll understand me better, you know?) but I never got the guts or figured out how to tell them. So I guess I'll start here. :) Each of my letters and numbers have...
    TamTenn TamTenn 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 1

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    I have ticker-tape synesthesia (visually seeing

    the words people say next to them, apparently it is a rare type?) along with a few other types. I have been diagnosed today by a Doctor who wants me to go speak to a specialist about any possible medication for helping me calm down. I have days where I just want to hide away...
    maisyworry maisyworry 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I didn't think so before.

    But then I realized a trend with it. When I was younger, I would describe something as tasting green or tasting purple. Green was like mashed potatoes with no flavoring; not even any salt. And purple was like the smell of dog poo. Foul. I was talking about it before, and nobody...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 31-35 1 Response Jul 10

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    I Have Emotion≫Color Synesthesia

    I have Emotion>Color Synesthesia. I also see colors related to some people. When I am having strong positive emotions I see wonderful swirls of various colors. This also happens when I am relaxed but I guess that is a pretty positive state also. I see the color of my...
    SpioradSaor SpioradSaor 51-55 3 Responses Aug 1, 2013

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    The Vibrations Of The World

    Years back, I was troubled because I would "hear" vibrations, or rhythm like beats, I could "hear" these when in class, when walking, anytime it was somewhat quiet. It really was irritating and I worked hard to block those "sounds". I would literally try to tap my foot to a...
    SpioradSaor SpioradSaor 51-55 4 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    I'm currently setting up a Wordpress blog

    for Synesthesia. And by currently I mean I'm just now creating it. I don't really know what I want to put on it, though I have a few ideas, such as posting gifs that trigger synesthesia, videos about it, research opportunities, and other websites, etc. If anyone has anymore that...
    belhowwol belhowwol 16-17, F May 23

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    ive finally been telling my fiancee all about

    my syn....its weird to describe forms and colors i have no words for but its liberating! ive never told anyone else irl about my syn, much less talked about it this much....im a lucky lady <3<3<3<3<3
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response May 20

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    So I got high for the first time in my life,

    and my synesthesia was the most overwhelming thing ever. I was eating a slice of pizza, but I felt the flavor of 'tangy ness' on my hands. It's was the most bizarre experience, and my usual sound to color synesthesia was insanely intense. Has anyone else experienced a new type...
    pianokat pianokat 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    Just published a few days ago an interview in

    my blog with two synesthetes from this forum, this exact channel! (thanks! again) Happy to share the link with you now! http://www.synesthesiaworld.com/experience-synesthesia-real-life-stories/
    sixyellow sixyellow 26-30, M May 27

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    It annoys me so much

    when people without synesthesia try to explain it. It even annoys me when someone else with synesthesia explains it. I'm not sure why, I guess I just feel like they never really explain MY side of synesthesia.
    PampassClasse PampassClasse 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    changing contact photos

    and adding emojis to peoples names so their colors pop up when they call hehe :3
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Smells Have Words

    A while back I came across synesthesia and finally understood why I do what I do and why not a lot of people understand. I had to reach out to someone on here to know if what I was experiencing was synesthesia, but now it makes sense. I still have yet to find anyone else to...
    thetypical thetypical 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    My friends all think I'm crazy

    because I see numbers, days of the week, months, names, and certain letters and words as colors. I'm just looking for people who are like me.
    heyydutchy heyydutchy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    Hmm...it Is Synesthesia!

    It took me a while to realize this is a form on synesthesia. Originally, I just thought it was those people who can taste and see sounds. For me, numbers are male and female, young and old. I had just figured it must be something like my imagination getting the better of me, and...
    Brieks07 Brieks07 22-25, F 16 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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    Does anyone out there have Chromesthesia?

    I can't seem to find anyone that has it similar to how I do... If there is a sudden loud noise that I'm not expecting, then something will change colour or produce a colour, for example when a car horn beeps loudly outside my house the colour of my bedroom wall turns from cream...
    maisyworry maisyworry 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    Smelling Sounds

    No one really has this type of synesthesia, but I'll explain, whenever I hear my parakeet chirp it smells like a big wad of Cotton Candy, and when my math teacher talks, I smell the foul stench of vinegar. I THOUGHT I WAS CRAZY!
    artisticgirl123 artisticgirl123 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    I Can Feel Sound.

    I have sound/touch synesthesia. And diffrent sounds have diffrent effects on me.There are so many, its hard to remember!! But here are a few: Piano music, whether happy, scary, sad, etc. makes my fingers and forearms feel tingly. And very deep voices, or low sounds, make my toes...
    pandalicous pandalicous 13-15, F 19 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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    Hi. I Like You. Your Voice Smells Like Cookie Dough.

    I've always smelled, visually and colorfully seen, and physically felt sound. Also, I see touch and pain the same way I see sound. It gets overwhelming at concerts or even if I'm listening to music with through a good AMP. My last boyfriend's voice goes from a smell of vanilla...
    shibbybibby05 shibbybibby05 18-21 7 Responses Jul 13, 2010

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    What type of doctor diagnoses this?

    I just now found out about this condition while researching my daughter's symptoms. She has something similar, not sure if she has this. I have always had this. It was very pronounced when I was younger and I thought others possibly had it too but at the same time I was...
    Alllison10 Alllison10 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 18