Wednesday Is Indigo Blue

Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia

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Ranked #93 in Neurology

A person with synesthesia might feel the flavor of food on her fingertips, sense the letter "J" as shimmering magenta or the number "5" as emerald green, hear and taste her husband's voice as buttery golden brown. Synesthetes rarely talk about their peculiar sensory gift—believing either that everyone else senses the world exactly as they do, or that no one else does.

Yet synesthesia occurs in one in twenty people, and is even more common among artists. One famous synesthete was novelist Vladimir Nabokov, who insisted as a toddler that the colors on his wooden alphabet blocks were...


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Lydia Ruffles It’s a comprehensive survey of different kinds of synesthesia alongside research that’s been done into it so far. (Source)

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