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Has anyone ever heard of Synesthesia?

479820_360872564032109_1224952134_nHey guys! Do any of you have a bit of Synesthesia? I believe that I have very mild case. For those of you who don’t know, Synestesia is the crossing of senses. So for me, certain numbers “mean” a color to me and certain letters “mean” a color to me. For example, when I think of the number 3, it is a yellow number.

Also, I picture months of the year, days of the week, and multiplication tables as having a certain place in an imaginary kind of space, facing certain directions. Kind of strange, huh?

The above picture is as close as I can get to a representation of how I perceive the numbers 1-10. I don’t actually visually see the colors when I look at numbers of letters (because I think I just have a mild form), but I do perceive that the numbers and letters “should be” or “seem like” they are that color in my mind.

Kind of like how you might perceive a friend to be bossy. When you look at them, in your mind you perceive them as a bossy person, but you don’t literally or visually see the word bossy written on their forehead. Make since? Anyone else experience anything like this?

For some people, certain sounds “mean” colors, tastes or textures, or certain words “mean” tastes, sounds or textures. For some people, numbers and letters can even have personalities!

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  1. For me the days of the week have collors! Monday and tuesday are yellow, wednesday is black, thursday is grey, friday is red, saturday and sunday are a bit vage, but I guess the best way to say it is between grey and black!

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