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I Have Synesthesia

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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, 2015

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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 discovered I had Synesthesia

    when was browsing Buzzfeeds youtube channel and clicked on a video call "Can You Hear Colors?" I had no idea that the video would lead me on and endless search on my synesthesia, but when I found out that I had Synesthesia I found several people that also have Synesthesia.
    KellyAqua KellyAqua 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 13

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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 came across this article

    while Googling for "synesthesia art," and it's exactly the kind of thing that I see when I listen to music:http://www.psfk.com/2015/05/synesthesia-artist-sees-music-melissa-mccraken.html
    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F Dec 17, 2015

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    I just have a question to all of you synesthes.

    Can you tell me your colored numbers 1-9? I'm doing a science experiment and I'm doing a synesthesia experiment. If you want to know mine, they are: 1-clear 2-red 3-yellow 4-green 5- orange 6-purple 7-hot pink 8-light blue and 9-dark purple.
    whitedolphin1016 whitedolphin1016 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 20, 2015

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    Okay, something not electronic.

    Lili Haydn covers Maggot Brain on the violin. Don't let the title of the song put you off.
    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 12

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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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    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, 2015

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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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    So I have a few types of synesthesia,

    like numbers, letters, days of the week, and months to colors, as well as being able to taste some words. And there's something else I noticed a little bit ago that is either a) a side effect of my synesthesia b) a type of synesthesia I've never heard of or c) me just being...
    PrincessFrankie PrincessFrankie 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I have alot of diff types of synesthesia -

    number/letter personality, i see people's personalities as smells,colors, and tastes, i think everything has a personality, and when i close my eyes i see numbers 1-12 in a clock position and i can remind myself to do things with that system. but i haven't always had or noticed...
    amber144 amber144 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've kind of always wished I could have visual

    synesthesia, like seeing a colour with sound. When I was in school I had an art professor who was completely colourblind, but he could feel the vibrations of colour by touch. He could pick up a marker or tube of paint and tell you what it was. We pulled a rather mean prank on...
    Fealda Fealda 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 18, 2015

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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 4 Responses May 29, 2015

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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 found out I had color graphme synesthesia

    when I was 11. I read "A Mango Shaped Space" and thought it was weird everyone thought it was so weird the numbers and letters had color for Mia. I can't actually see the colors but I know what color they are in my head. Like the letter K is like a fluffy orange, and M is a...
    whitedolphin1016 whitedolphin1016 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 12, 2015

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    I know someone whose personality AND VOICE are

    the same color as mine. This has never happened before. I don't know if it means anything, but I'm super cautious with him, because that scares me. He isn't so cautious though, and he's convinced that he's in love with me. I'm terrified to try to explain that we're the same...
    emptystxrs emptystxrs 18-21, T 2 Responses Nov 25, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    I have synesthesia and I want to talk to other

    people with it, to compare and contrast. I recently found out that is what it is, and I want someone to compare with to make sure that I'm not crazy. PM me. :)
    Curlycue5810 Curlycue5810 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2015

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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 3 Responses Jun 26, 2015

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    I was watching this math **** video yesterday,

    and it does really interesting things with my head. I can see which parts of the picture are the music, and which are not. The parts that are the music stand out, like they're on a different layer. It's a really cool effect.  Make sure you set the quality to 1080p.
    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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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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    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 do not have synesthesia .

    . BUT.. I Am writing a short story/short film on synesthesia and would LOVE to hear your stories/experiences that you have had :)
    courtneyally courtneyally 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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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, 2015

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    Femwolf107 Femwolf107 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 5

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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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    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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    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 have grapheme-color synesthesia,

    and I can't tell whether I'm an associator or projector. I mean, I don't have to look through colors to tell what the actual text color is, yet letters and especially numbers give off kind of a glow of colors. Not sure if I'm physically seeing it or if it's all in my head...
    PrincessFrankie PrincessFrankie 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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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 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, 2015

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Sep 3, 2011

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    I want to add more songs to my playlist,

    I have my favorite colors/lights to listen too....so what's the best songs you like to see sparkles? Or fav. songs & why?
    Jalus Jalus 31-35 3 Responses Jan 16

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    Femwolf107 Femwolf107 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I have grapheme to colour synaesthesiaWhen I

    see a number it shows up as colours inside my head0 - Black/Translucent1 - Blue2 - Pink/Green3 - Turquoise4 - Mint Green and Red5 - Dark Purple/Yellow6 - Brown/Orange7 - Light Gray/Light Purple8 - Dark Gray9 - Purple and BlueAnything above 10 is pretty much the colour of the...
    OliverGrainger OliverGrainger 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 24

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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, 2015

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    The king of synesthesia music has to be Aphex

    Twin, but I don't listen to it because it would give me PTSD.
    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Check out Bloom by Odesza,

    amazing colors!
    Femwolf107 Femwolf107 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    So, yesterday I was looking around

    for a new mania game to play: that is, a game that's fun to play when I'm hypomanic and need something to occupy my speeding brain. A good mania game is simple, loud, abstract and ridiculously fast-paced.By accident I came across a game called Synesthetic, which makes levels out...
    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F Dec 28, 2015

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