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03 June 2010 @ 12:04 pm
Synaesthesia?  

Do you have any synaesthesia?

Yes
16(29.6%)
No
26(48.1%)
I'm not sure
12(22.2%)


If so, what sorts of synaesthetic experiences do you have?
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ruthless compassionaroraborealis on June 3rd, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC)
I have several mild synaethesias:
* sound (mostly music) to texture/touch/feel, and sometimes sound-to-color
* scent to shape/texture
* light to sound (usually just in terms of volume: bright spaces are "louder")
* touch to vision
gothtique: Voices... have good ideasgothtique on June 3rd, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
In my world, the letters of the alphabet have genders... Most of them are Male... although all the vowels are female.
I don't know why.
Blue Gargantuabluegargantua on June 3rd, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)

When I was in kindergarten, we learned about the alphabet via the Letter People. The Letter People were puppets one to each letter and all the consonants were male and all the vowels female. Sadly, Mr. Y was always male and didn't go in drag every so often.

later
Tom
Hmmm... - gothtique on June 3rd, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - lyonesse on June 3rd, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC) (Expand)
TWPyouvebeenpixied on June 3rd, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
Just because I don't have any synaesthesia that I am aware of doesn't mean that my brain is wired correctly :)
ruthless compassion: thinkyaroraborealis on June 3rd, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
I think "correctly" is a term misapplied to brains chemistry/wiring!
(no subject) - youvebeenpixied on June 3rd, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
The Future Holds Nothing Else But Confrontation: McCain Ice Creamhawver on June 3rd, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if this counts, but when I'm listening to music I see a three dimensional representation of it in my head. This can be frustrating to bandmates when I say things like "that drum fill needs to be more in the top left, and bring it forward a bit".
porpurina: baby batbloodstones on June 3rd, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
He he! I love that you do this - I believe that if this was true before you began playing a musical instrument it is synasthesia, but a lot of musicians develop spatial representation of music based on their instruments. The easiest one to describe is piano players locating high notes to the right and low notes to the left in space.
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Chipceo on June 3rd, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
Number-form synaesthesia, for which I did not have a name prior to following your link. Indeed, it was only recently that I realized that not everybody perceives numbers as occupying specific positions in three-dimensional space. (Dates and times exist in their own spaces; I don't know how typical that is.)
Spikespike on June 3rd, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
For me, flavors have shapes. ("are shapes"?)
veek on June 3rd, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
That's the thing. Most of my sensations are what I tend to call whole-body experiences, though they don't necessarily have or translate into traits.

In conclusion, I'm Not Sure. But I'm pretty sure that most of the input I perceive gets routed to multiple sensory departments.
porpurina: redheadbloodstones on June 3rd, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
Ooh! This isn't synasthesia because it's pretty conscious, but probably somewhere between a third to half of the time when I'm listening to music I am choreographing dance to it in my head despite not that much dance background.
David Policardpolicar on June 3rd, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
...and I feel neurologically inadequate as a consequence. Sniffle!
sarahshevettsarahshevett on June 3rd, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
Sounds and colors have flavors and smells.


T Streich: avviesweetbaboo on June 3rd, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
Pain has different colors. Well, so do bruises, but that's not what I mean.
Renata Piperlyonesse on June 3rd, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
tastes/scents have colors. not mostly foods though -- like chlorinated pools are chartreuse.
Doe-eyed Bunnydoeeyedbunny on June 3rd, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
To me numbers have genders: odd numbers are male, even numbers are female. I think this might have something to do with the fact that as a kid I learned Hebrew, which has gendered words.
Meaghansatyrgrl on June 4th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
I have this exact same thing (no connection to Hebrew, though). I actually had a discussion about it lately, and a lot of people said it made sense, though they had never really thought about it. Everyone seems to agree that even numbers are generally female and odd numbers are generally male, though there can be some deviation from that pattern (e.g. 70 feels male to me, 89 kinda female).

Weird...
phoenixamber_phoenix on June 3rd, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
depends on how loose my brain is feeling at the moment. i almost always have sounds -> vision/shape and often have others.
viellen on June 3rd, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
I definitely have motion → sound synesthesia; I'm definitely prone to hearing things in my mind when I'm visually put in certain situations.
Co-conspirator of Squeemuffyjo on June 4th, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)
Only at the dentist. Sensations in my teeth come out as colors and/or notes on a scale. As in, the pain, on a scale from 1-5 is a c sharp. Or, what I CAN taste through the Novocain is blue.