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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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    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 1 Response May 17

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    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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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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    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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    I used to have synesthesia

    as a kid but it faded away for quite a while. It's all been coming back recently and it's a lot more vivid than before. Can this happen or am I just tricking myself?
    jgarciaenny jgarciaenny 13-15, T 1 Response Apr 28

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    does anybody else prune their pandora stations

    so they dont play anything ugly? :P
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21

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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 a week ago

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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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    There was only one moment I remember

    when I was little, every time I drank a bottle of Dasani water, ALL I could think of was the "taste" of a robotic voice in my head. Once I announced that "taste" in a room full of siblings everyone looked at me with mass confusion. Looking back they probably assumed I was just...
    GeekyGangstaGirl GeekyGangstaGirl 22-25, F 4 Responses May 1

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    crayolagirl crayolagirl 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Solenoid taste like a salt

    and I don't know why, I have the "word-to-taste" phenomenon since my first memory, some word have a taste. When I hear the word I feel a taste and I never tell anyone about this, they may think I'm insane. I keep this phenomenon secret and still curious about this, but I don't...
    BiologicalWeird BiologicalWeird 18-21, T May 16

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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 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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    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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    im making a notebook

    for all the sounds i see....theyre already started on my phone, im gonna print them out and add to them! soon im gonna have a database of every voice, musical instrument/timbre/note, and general sound hahaha :P
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F Apr 26

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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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    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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    Guys im sorry 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...
    sixyellow sixyellow 26-30, M 2 Responses May 10

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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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    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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    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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    When I hear words, or

    even sounds in other languages, I see distinct images in my mind that usually have nothing to do with the word. I sometimes get words or sounds that create similar images in my mind mixed up, but it usually helps me memorize things easily, even in foreign languages I don't...
    TrainerBlue TrainerBlue 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 30

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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 14 Responses Oct 7, 2008

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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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    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 2 Responses May 17

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    I Had Synesthesia, Lost It, And It Came Back.

    For as long as I can remember, music was different to me. When I told my mum when I was a kid, "please play the blue song again" She just laughed and said I was seeing things. No kidding. I never knew the name of this "thing" I had until I lost it a week ago.Whenever I listen to...
    Juneling23 Juneling23 18-21 15 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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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 4 days ago

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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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    would anyone like to know the color

    and shape of their name?
    babybluewithlilacswirls babybluewithlilacswirls 13-15 7 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 15 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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    belhowwol belhowwol 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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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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    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 synaesthesia. I always have,

    but I used to think it was normal. Letters have colours and numbers have genders and personalities, which is why maths is hard for me, because I get distracted. I also picture musical instruments as a family; the cello is the grandfather, viola is grandmother/maternal figure...
    Libbitron Libbitron 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    I don't know if I really have it.

    .I need to do check up. I used to think number has gender. 9 is big sister, the angry one. 5 is charm boy, 6 is lovely like mom, and 2 is most beautiful and 3 likes 2..haha..wednesday is a blue color, tuesday color is like color of sugarcane. Sound of tromphet is yellow, sound of...
    jalanyanglurus jalanyanglurus 22-25, F 2 Responses May 3

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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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    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 9 Responses Jul 1, 2010

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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 23 hrs ago

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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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