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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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    does anybody else prune their pandora stations

    so they dont play anything ugly? :P
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response 4 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 Apr 15

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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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    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 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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    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 Apr 14

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    i need synesthete friends!

    !! :( hit me up you guys! i promise i dont bite! ;3
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F Apr 12

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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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    lets talk about sensory overload!

    do you experience it? how does it manifest itself? how do you deal with it?
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 3

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    is it just me or is it refreshing to be cut off

    from the senses that get mixed up every once in a while? i need a break from the stimulation!
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F Apr 6

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    Hey guys, I have Synesthesia

    and I'm a photography university student in the UK. I'm currently doing my final major project for the year about Synesthesia and how we see the world! If anyone could send me their personal experiences with Synesthesia and some examples of how they view things that i could use...
    edcoulson edcoulson 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 15

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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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    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 Apr 14

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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 Apr 13

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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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    Just a questions for everyone else out there:

    Do colors of names change depending on person? Sometimes it's slightly, sometimes its a completely different color. For example, I know atleast 4 Laurens. For the one who has a more prominent role in my life, it's purple/yellow and for my close friend it's like a rusted red...
    avazolfo avazolfo 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    so i have sound->color

    and i sorta do this thing where i sometimes cant tell whose voice is speaking (for example my mom and sister sound really alike) and if im having a hard time deciding who it is the colors of that voice sort of flicker back and forth? or maybe im thinking of both at once? (in the...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F Apr 8

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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 1 Response 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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    in the last five months

    or so my synesthesia has branched out from sound-color/touch/temperature to include pain, and temperature is much more poignant now. its very frustrating having sounds i could have ignored before literally physically hurt me!! its getting harder and harder to tune out. advice...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    people tell me they get irritated

    or startled by loud noises. they have no idea how much i sympathize. -.-
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F Apr 12

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Apr 15

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    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 Apr 12

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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 Apr 14

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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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    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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    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 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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