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    Letters, numbers, and words all have colors

    and textures. I don't exactly see them, they're just there. It's really confusing sometimes, like my name, Miriam, is a sunset orange with a hint of seafoam and it's shiny with a bit of a wavy texture, while my nickname, Momo, is a lavender-pink, with a iridescent shimmer of...
    TheOneAndOnlyMo TheOneAndOnlyMo 13-15, F 4 Responses May 10

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    I associate numbers with genders

    and they have their own "personalities" 1, 3, and 6 are the only females (up to 10). 1 is white, 2 is yellow, 3 is pink, 4 is blue, 5 is orange, 6 is purple, 7 is another shade of blue and has a texture, 8 is red, 9 is blueish black, and 10 is grey. 9 wants 6, but 7 and 8...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 4 Responses May 14

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    Hi everyone, I am an A Level anthropology

    student, and over the summer I have to conduct an investigation for part of the course. My chosen topic is synesthesia, because I have it myself and I am interested to see how other synesthestes think, as I know that it varies from person to person. Quite soon I will be...
    emiliadsc emiliadsc 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    belhowwol belhowwol 16-17, F 2 Responses May 28

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses May 17

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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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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    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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    I am 15 years old. Last year I became extremely

    depressed and started hurting myself to ease the heartache of grief. I am now fully recovered, but in that process of recovery I was seeing a therapist. We were talking one day as we usually do, and to avoid conversation about my actual problems, I started ranting about one of...
    rek13 rek13 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    i made myself ear plugs

    for any of you who need it!! all you need is a cotton ball, sandwich bag, and a couple of rubber bands!! not a permanent solution but works really well when you dont have anything to block out sound!! :)
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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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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    talk to me!!! sound to

    color/shape/movement/temperature/texture/pain :)
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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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 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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    Not Letter-color For Me

    I have one that I haven't seen an official name for... so i'll call it timeframe sysnesthesia. I have colors for days of the week and months. I know one or two other people that have months but I am the only one I've met with days. If you're interested here are the...
    DexiKiix DexiKiix 16-17, M 27 Responses Nov 27, 2007

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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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    common traits among synesthetes.

    ... --more females than males --more likely to be lefties/ambidextrous --often confuse left and right --often have poor sense of direction --often have AD/HD, OCD, or depression --hypersensitive (aversion to strong stimuli) --or extremely ticklish --prone to migranes...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 2 Responses May 3

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    My Super Power!

    I have had a form of synesthesia since I can remember, but did not know what it was. My earliest memory was telling a teacher in grade school that a friend of mine tasted like purple. She was wearing a bright, jewel toned, grape colored shirt. I was laughed at by the teacher and...
    karamelhni66 karamelhni66 46-50 2 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    My Experiences With Synesthesia

    For as long as I can recall, I've had synesthesia, but it's only been in the last two years or so that I've learned that term. For a long time I thought it was something normal that happened to everyone. I was quite shocked to find out that it's actually fairly rare. For the most...
    colorsofwanderlust colorsofwanderlust 18-21 8 Responses Jul 1, 2010

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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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    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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    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 34 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    Confused About My Colors

    So I've had synesthesia for as long as I can remember. Numbers and letters have colors, and quite a few of them even have personalities and textures to go along with that. Some songs feel like certain colors and textures to me as well. That's usually about as far as it goes...
    theprobableone theprobableone 18-21 3 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    So I Have Many Types Of Synesthesia, But The Biggest Ones Are Emotion-Tactile And Sound-Tactile.

    I'm actually 18 years old and only recently discovered that I have synesthesia because I never knew people don't experience it and never noticed it because it was so ordinary for me. I used to ask people what their emotions felt like and get very confused looks. "What do you mean...
    vanilahairspray vanilahairspray 18-21 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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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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    and does anyone else visualize the months

    and weeks and even hours as wheels or other images and it just automatically goes to that, like its own cycle?
    willawd willawd 13-15, F May 8

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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 2 Responses May 17

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    would anyone like to know the color

    and shape of their name?
    babybluewithlilacswirls babybluewithlilacswirls 13-15 7 Responses May 26

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    Im Not Sure If This Counts But....

    I see scenes of places that I have either been before or even dreamt of (sometimes changed versions of actual places), when doing routine things eg. cutting broccoli or cauliflower up is a fountain on the prominade in cheltenham (uk), brushing my teeth is a street sign that says...
    kuronekko kuronekko 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 3, 2011

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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 1 Response May 17

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    crayolagirl crayolagirl 18-21, F 3 Responses May 25

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    Found a website that helps with my

    auditory-visual synesthesia. It has varying frequencies that cancel out other noise and both look and sound very pleasing. I use it to sleep and concentrate. It's called mynoise[dot]net. It helps me a lot with my syn, so hopefully it'll help a few of you guys out, too.
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 May 16

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    New synesthesia blog is up.

    Please check it out and help me figure out how to make it better? Not loving the theme haha worldofsynesthesia.wordpress.com
    belhowwol belhowwol 16-17, F 1 Response May 23

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