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05-11-2015, 07:44 PM #1
Coolchick Member
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ok..

i am stealing this from elsewhere, but..

awhile ago my mum sent me an email asking if i had ever heard of this.
she said she has it to a certain degree.

O and i have always had this. i just didnt know it was called anything..
we would just ask each other what colours we saw the days of the week or the months as,; more of a fun game than anything.

and then my mum asked me about it.. and now i keep seeing these articles afterwards lol..

so i thought i would make a thread about it finally.

i dont have the ability to taste sounds, though i somehow can see what they mean by it.

but i do see colours with days and months..
and i am pretty sure i could associate certain music with colours if i tried.
i kind of know 'where' to think like that from..

it is pretty cool stuff.

http://www.odditycentral.com/news/the-ma...more-45357

http://www.boredpanda.com/i-paint-music/

Just Plain Nuts.
05-11-2015, 08:42 PM #2
US nli Incognito Anonymous
 
Wow, I can't imagine how difficult it would have been for you to struggle with the contradictory and confusing signals during childhood until you could properly identify and categorize the colours/tastes etc. to match with what society deemed normal.

http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-th...-and-smell
05-11-2015, 08:46 PM #3
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well yes i guess it would be..

especially if no one thought it was real.

but then again they would adapt to it i would think..
somehow or another.

i thought it was interesting how he describes marmite lol

i like marmite.

Just Plain Nuts.
05-11-2015, 08:58 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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How strange. I never heard of this condition 13.gif
05-11-2015, 09:05 PM #5
US nli Incognito Anonymous
 
(05-11-2015, 08:46 PM)Coolchick Wrote:  well yes i guess it would be..

especially if no one thought it was real.

but then again they would adapt to it i would think..
somehow or another.

i thought it was interesting how he describes marmite lol

i like marmite.

I've never tried it, but supposedly it is very salty.
05-11-2015, 09:30 PM #6
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(05-11-2015, 09:05 PM)US nli Wrote:  
(05-11-2015, 08:46 PM)Coolchick Wrote:  well yes i guess it would be..

especially if no one thought it was real.

but then again they would adapt to it i would think..
somehow or another.

i thought it was interesting how he describes marmite lol

i like marmite.

I've never tried it, but supposedly it is very salty.

it is sort of beefy. like an oxo cube kinda lol.

very very strong though.. so if you ever do try it, take the advice on the lid.. 'spread thinly'

goes great with tomato sammich.

Just Plain Nuts.
05-11-2015, 09:33 PM #7
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(05-11-2015, 08:58 PM)Octo Wrote:  How strange. I never heard of this condition 13.gif

i hadnt either til my mum asked me if i had it.

i will give you an example of what i have always thought though..

wednesday looks like the pink flower on this label..

https://www.google.ca/search?q=carnation...d=0CEwQsAQ

lol.

and '5' is orange.

yup.gif

Just Plain Nuts.
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05-11-2015, 10:40 PM #8
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(05-11-2015, 08:58 PM)Octo Wrote:  How strange. I never heard of this condition 13.gif

really? Oo
05-12-2015, 01:23 AM #9
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Never heard of it either. It must not be very common.

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05-12-2015, 01:30 AM #10
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(05-12-2015, 01:23 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  Never heard of it either. It must not be very common.

i dont know how uncommon it is.

but 5 is orange.
and
monday is red.

Just Plain Nuts.
05-12-2015, 03:02 AM #11
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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That is so wild, I can't hardly conceive what that's like, Kinda' mind boggling.

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07-11-2015, 08:02 PM #12
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from The Archdruid's Report...
http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.ca/

one of the responses...


Quote: beneaththesurface wrote:

I have a condition called synesthesia (the mixing of senses), where I involuntarily perceive all language (words and letters), along with numbers, time units, and to some extent, sound, as having very specific shades of color, unrelated to their meaning. (I also have some other peculiar kinds of synesthesia too.) For example: I perceive "peak oil" as a brown-orange plus a creamy white. "John" is a silverish blue; "Michael" is a medium shade blue; "Greer" is a dark brown. "Evolution" is a lighter green; "coelacanth" is a yellow, but not as dark a yellow as "silverfish." (no, "silverfish" is not silver!) When I read or hear language, it is impossible for me not to experience color, though I can manage to focus less on it. It's still beyond me how someone can look at a printed page and only perceive black and white. I know that's most people's experience, but I have trouble imagining what that experience is like.

For most of my childhood, while I experienced all these colored perceptions, I didn't think about it and unconsciously assumed everyone else perceived language my way; that colors were intrinsic to letters of the alphabet as their shapes were. It wasn't until I was a high school senior and mentioned letter colors to others, who looked at me weirdly, that I learned, for example, "u" is not universally experienced as red by people. It was that year I learned there was a name for it -- synesthesia -- and there were neuroscientists that had recently begun to seriously study it. It was illuminating to me to realize that two English speakers of the same family looking at the same letter of the alphabet can perceive it differently.

Knowing the fact that a "u" is not universally red for everyone, does not make the perception of redness any less real for me. But it's similar to your example of the illusion of the bent stick when a straight stick is stuck at an angle in the water. I have matured from childhood, when I unconsciously thought the word "kaleidoscope" was inherently a peachy orange, to later, when I could acknowledge that "kaleidoscope" is perceived by my mind as peachy orange and not any objective truth. The stimulus of a printed or spoken word and the resulting perception is the same as it's always been, but my mental representations (an understanding of neuroscience and an awareness of other people's differing experiences) allow me to articulate the phenomena in a different way. I suppose these new mental representations have helped me become more free to acknowledge others' subjective experiences that differ from mine in lots of other areas of life.

I was going to say something further, but I'm forgetting what it was. The words -- and their colors -- may come back to me. : )

7/8/15, 9:37 PM

John Michael Greer's response {he's the archdruid ;)}

Quote:Beneath, fascinating. To me, sounds have tangible though not visible shapes -- music in particular is partly a tactile experience, a sort of felt geometry with structures and textures that have strong emotional resonances -- so I get what you're saying.

oh btw...monday is light blue

lol
07-11-2015, 08:09 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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Omg October!!! yay.gif So good to see you hug.gif How are you doing old friend?
07-11-2015, 08:22 PM #14
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ah! ty O!

i find it very fascinating... i didnt know there was a name for it either til mum mentioned it.

monday is red. lol.

Just Plain Nuts.
07-11-2015, 08:32 PM #15
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(07-11-2015, 08:09 PM)Octo Wrote:  Omg October!!! yay.gif So good to see you hug.gif How are you doing old friend?

Octo! hug.gif
well, i'm older and fatter, lol
'tis all the beercheer.gif


i'm reading in the back forties...started at page 52. actually, i'm in the twenties now...page 25.

what a great place you've made! clap.gif

but i'm still hiding.gif



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