Some people can actually taste names, and hear the colors.
You could be synesthetic and not know it. This is because most synesthetes go through life believing that others see the world exactly as they do. But according to studies, almost 1% of the world population has some degree of synesthesia. Among them, many famous artists and composers … Discover what it is and how it affects those who have it. Keep reading…
Synesthesia is the experimentation of two senses that work mixing with each other.
There is a theory that we are all born synesthetes, but as we grow there is a separation of sensory perception. According to David Eagleman, many of us can still be synesthetic to some degree but without being aware of it.
There are different degrees of synesthesia.. One of the most common is one that occurs between written letters and numbers and colors. And among the rarest types in the world is that one into which words evoke smells, colors have flavour or you see colors in music.
Jaime Smith is one of those people. He’s a sommelier by trade, and he has a rare gift: He smells in colors and shapes.
White wine like Nosola has a “beautiful aquamarine, flowy, kind of wavy color to it.”, according to Jaime Smith, a chef from Las Vegas. A sommelier by trade and with a unique gift: he can smell in colors and shapes. According to him, this is an “added dimension. “I feel that I have an advantage over a lot of people, particularly in a field where you’re judged on how good of a smeller you are,” he says.
Can you hear the colors?
“I see your true colors, and that’s why I love you…”-Cyndi Lauper
“Loud apples and Green Mondays”-Brain World Magazine.
Can you imagine what the rainbow will taste like? What colors is your favorite song? What is the taste of the word rain?
Synesthesia and art: ARTISTS AND FAMOUS COMPOSERS WITH SYNTHESIA
According to Carmen Sarabia, 1 out of 6 artists tend to be synesthetic; and that different perspective of the world helps them to be more creative. Many of them also have dyscalculia or problems to distinguish left or right.
Some people can really taste the rainbow” –Npr
Among some famous synesthetes are Lady Gaga, Jimi Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe, Pharrell Williams, Kandinsky and Alexander Scriabin.
“I know what green tastes like”.Taria Camerino
Artist Anne Patterson used music–and a mind-altering neurological phenomenon–to create this stunning site-specific installation.Via fats.co Design
“Perfumes and sounds and colours correspond.
Some scents are cool as children’s flesh is cool,
Sweet as are oboes, green as meadowlands.” Baudelaire
I finish this article with a last couple of curious reflections. What will a synesthetic feel in front of a palette of Pantone color tones? And, this is too much, in one of the famous Holi festivals?
By the way, going back to all the people who are synesthetic and do not know, have you done the synesthesia test? LINK