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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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    i joined EP to meet other synesthetes

    and so far i havent found too many of you....talk to me synnies! i could really use the company! :/
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 am synesthetic. For those people

    who don't know, synesthesia is a neurological condition, (not a disease) that crosses two or more of the senses in the brain. For me, I have colored hearing; example being that a slamming door leaves a tomato red circle in my vision for a few seconds. I also have colored letters...
    sos7 sos7 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24, 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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    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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    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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    so how many of us have multiple mental

    illnesses/conditions (other than synesthesia?) im curious!! i myself am ADHD, chronically depressed, and PTSD. lets compare! :)
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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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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    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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    taking to the fiancee to the hospital + lots of

    loud patients and children + sound->color synesthesia == ASICPVNWOWC$:29dhWifnfnosJSENMCK ISOh83!
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F Apr 6

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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 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 2 Responses Aug 1, 2013

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    I have Grapheme>Color

    and Music>Color>Emotion , and I must say , I love it . It's like living in a world full of color ! Has anyone read A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass ? It's about a girl with synesthesia , and it's SO relatable ! So excited to meet more synnies !!
    AtomicColors AtomicColors 13-15 2 Responses Mar 22

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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 have synesthesia. My numbers,

    days of the week, colors all coincide. I have no concept of time. Well not normal peoples time. LOL To me time goes in all directions. I feel sound. It also has shape and color. I was delighted when I found a calendar that started the week with Monday, as it should be! I have a...
    JacksFatMommy JacksFatMommy 61-65 3 days ago

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    I have a few different types,

    including connecting colors to letters of the alphabet, music notes, numbers, days of the week connecting gender to numbers and letters of the alphabet, days of the week, etc. But I find that one of the experiences I have that is less common is spatial synesthesia. There are...
    belhowwol belhowwol 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    LONG POST! substances

    that subdue or weaken my syn: focalin and adderal (for adhd); zoloft, lamictal, lexapro (antidepressants); benadryl; caffeine. substances that enhance, alter, or force my syn from associating to projecting: marijuana (more notably so when using cannabinoid inhalants/smoking...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    people tell me they get irritated

    or startled by loud noises. they have no idea how much i sympathize. -.-
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    does anybody know of a way i can read A MANGO

    SHAPED SPACE without buying it?? i dont have the $$ atm but it sounds so amazing!!
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I have kinetic -> sound

    and I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find some "loud" gifs or gifs with patterns? I like hearing those sounds.
    belhowwol belhowwol 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    dear pandora internet radio: GET YO HEAD IN THE

    GAME GURL. (you would think since i thumbs up/down EVERY song they would have figured me out by now!)
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    who here uses substances like alcohol,

    cigarettes, coffee, or cannabis, and if it affects your synesthesia, how? :D
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F Apr 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 26 Responses Nov 27, 2007

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    is a red to everyone?

    ! (i dont have grapheme->color but a lot of people post their alphabets on tumblr!) :P
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    loud day yesterday with the fiancees family

    coming over with the kids and stuff and then loud tv at night....i asked her if i could turn the tv off finally and she said yes and i was so relieved i kept thanking her over and over. i nearly cried. all that sound. it was just too much. too bright. i slept like a rock last...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    so are there any triggers

    or things you do that can enhance your synesthesia? in a mango shaped space she went for acupuncture but ive never tried it!
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F Apr 9

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    When I was younger I always thought about what

    gender and sexuality the numbers are and what relationships they're in. Wasn't until I was a little older that I realised not a lot of people do that. Haha
    belhowwol belhowwol 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    lets talk about music!

    its always pink and purple to me! how about you?
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Hey all! I don't have synesthesia (sorry)

    but I REALLY want to hear your stories. I work at cnn and if any of you are in New York and would like to share your story on TV let me know! michael [dot] byhoff [at] turner [dot] com
    obomobo obomobo 31-35, M 4 days ago

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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 material inanimate objects become personified in my head. Example: the letter A is a tall slim man with orange hair. He is very talented...
    oodleskaboodles oodleskaboodles 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 15, 2014

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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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    http://synaesthesia.fws1.

    com/main.html what a good read!! i identified heavily with a lot of these :P
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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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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    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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    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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    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 need synesthete friends!

    !! :( hit me up you guys! i promise i dont bite! ;3
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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 31 Responses Feb 2, 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 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 9 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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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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    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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