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I Have Synesthesia

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    Maybe the best book I've ever read dealing with Synesthesia was, "The Leaving Tree," as found on Smashwords. Although I have only one form of it myself, tone, the main character in...
    nataliekathleen nataliekathleen 46-50 1 Response Dec 6, 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...
    SpioradSaor SpioradSaor 51-55 4 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    I have a lot of types of synesthesia, which took awhile for me to learn. I find that te colors of months, days and dates affect how I feel. Same with peoples names. The green names...
    Burndownmycar Burndownmycar 22-25, F Jan 20

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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...
    LunarDelta LunarDelta 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 14

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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...
    AliceMai AliceMai 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 23, 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...
    thetypical thetypical 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    I have this condition called synesthesia where numbers, letters, names and weekdays all have colours for me. I'm gonna write down the colours for my number letters and days. If u...
    Tay1454 Tay1454 18-21 2 Responses Jan 27

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    For about as long as I can remember, lying in bed at night waiting to fall asleep was always a very enjoyable experience because during that time I would find myself observing the...
    NeverDark86 NeverDark86 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 3, 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...
    colorsofwanderlust colorsofwanderlust 18-21 9 Responses Jul 1, 2010

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    So I never realized I had this until I turned 18, and I'm not going to lie it scared the hell out of me. I realized that every sound has colors, not words but different notes and...
    Rudi904 Rudi904 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    I have mirror touch synesthesia, and chromesthesia
    NomadT NomadT 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 10

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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...
    karamelhni66 karamelhni66 46-50 2 Responses Apr 19, 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...
    BrutMystik BrutMystik 36-40, F 56 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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    Nobody knows can i trust u?
    doggylover101101101 doggylover101101101 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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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...
    Brieks07 Brieks07 22-25, F 15 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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    I came looking for other Synaesthetes (Synesthetes) and was surprised to find several ancient groups and *this* one. My synaesthesia is more cross-sensory than grapheme or...
    JacquesSade JacquesSade 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 27

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    Synesthesia Stories - So, I'm writing a report on synesthesia for school, and I was wondering if anyone would want/let me use them as a specific example. I would love to share some...
    Randomization13 Randomization13 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    Hi everyone, I am doing a project on Synesthesia for school. I am researching if Synesthesia has any affects on learning and what your experiences were in your educational career...
    cynthia93 cynthia93 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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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...
    ColorMyNumbers ColorMyNumbers 16-17, F 2 Responses May 31, 2012

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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...
    kuronekko kuronekko 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 3, 2011

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    My Syn:) - So...I had no idea that people didn't associate colors and personalities to letters and numbers until about a year ago when I read A Mango Shaped Space and asked my...
    aloneincalifornia aloneincalifornia 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    It's becoming too much - I have sound-color synesthesia. It's beautiful, but latel it's been intensifying. It's at the point where I can't see things on walls. Everyone thinks I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 9

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    Not many people have synesthesia but I happen to have it. Basically in a nut shell, synesthesia is where letters numbers and sometimes sound have color to them. When I read a's, b...
    oliviathesmall oliviathesmall 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I find it strange how many forms I have. Letters and numbers have colors, so do sounds, songs, instruments, smells, days of the week, months, seasons, and even memories, although...
    BeingInMonochrome BeingInMonochrome 16-17 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Synesthesia has to be the biggest thing I had to overcome after my car accident. While yes, the death of my parents wrecked me emotionally, my sister was able to help me with...
    JustGetBackUp JustGetBackUp 18-21 1 Response Mar 28

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    I have synesthesia, an abnormality in the parietal lobe of the brain in which your senses can be linked together and you have a strong ability to associate objects. In my form, all...
    oodleskaboodles oodleskaboodles 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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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...
    theprobableone theprobableone 18-21 3 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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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...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    I Am Writing A Book About My Synesthesia, How Does It Look? 2 - Chapter One My life will never be the same. It happened just today, during Library. I will never forget this day...
    kiri4444 kiri4444 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 22, 2011

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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...
    dtravelbug dtravelbug 36-40, F 23 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    Hi there! Since discovering I have synesthesia I've noticed more symptoms which I think could be related. The most noticeable is water temperature. If I get in a bath that is too...
    LouiseLondon LouiseLondon 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 26

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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...
    Juneling23 Juneling23 18-21 12 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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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...
    synesthesiaproject synesthesiaproject 16-17 5 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    I Can't Believe There Wasn't a Group For This! - I always thought it was "normal" that all my numbers and letters had assigned colors.  Then I read an article about...
    cmjm cmjm 16-18, F 7 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    For Those Whose Families Still Think Synesthesia Isn't Real . . . - Here's an article on NPR: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/03/12/174132392/synesthetes-really-can-taste-the...
    dtravelbug dtravelbug 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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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...
    artisticgirl123 artisticgirl123 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    Things Taste, Sound, And Smell Like Colors - I dont know why. A lot of Greenday's music sounds gold, Red jell-o tastes blue, some flowers smell purple. I dont know how else to...
    SynysterGates510 SynysterGates510 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 6, 2011

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    Hi there! I'm 35, and in the last 5 days I've realised that I have Synesthesia. Since I was a child I have referred to many things tasting or smelling of purple (I can even smell...
    LouiseLondon LouiseLondon 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    Synesthesia - I read an article on synesthesia today and while I was reading it it I was like wow I definitely have that to some extent. I never even knew it was a thing until...
    Tomfisher51 Tomfisher51 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    I see Images in my head when I listen to music of me dancing with my favorite celebrities,Family,Friends or just everyone I know. Kinda like a dance story od love, break ups...
    ThatIndieChick96 ThatIndieChick96 16-17, F a week ago

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    Sound/Touch Synesthesia - I have Sound/Touch except mines a little different than anyone's I've read about . I feel the sounds like electric patterns down my back (Electricity is...
    alexmarie214 alexmarie214 18-21 Dec 3, 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...
    SpioradSaor SpioradSaor 51-55 2 Responses Aug 1, 2013

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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...
    DexiKiix DexiKiix 16-18, M 25 Responses Nov 27, 2007

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    Only just recently have I discovered a name for it! Having looked at some stories mine is quite mild. Ever since I can remember I have pictured the says of the weeks and months...
    redthursday redthursday 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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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...
    rek13 rek13 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I recently read a review of a book by a mathematician with an autism, who sees colors and whole images upon seeing/hearing numbers. I found it interesting because upon seeing the...
    alzbetindvor alzbetindvor 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 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...
    shibbybibby05 shibbybibby05 18-21 7 Responses Jul 13, 2010

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    I Thought I Had Ocd. - I had to go to therapy when I was younger.  My parents split up, I refused to live with my dad and my Mom and I barely ever got along.  One...
    Fujita Fujita 18-21, F 11 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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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...
    NemoRayne NemoRayne 18-21 6 Responses Feb 6, 2009

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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...
    vanilahairspray vanilahairspray 18-21 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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