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Re: CHAT: Synesthesia

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, December 9, 1999, 3:42
Melissa Phong wrote:
> I'm a bit confused about what synesthesia is exactly. All words conjour up > colors in my head and I see things like Nicole describes. For instance, the > alphabet looks rather like piano keys and August is sort of a muted yellow. > But to me, that's quite different from having synesthesia and tasting colors, > etc. I guess I just assumed that everybody sees words as colors and different > designs. Is that not true?
Not true at all. I get no visual connotations from different words, even a word like "red" doesn't give me any image unless I actually conciously *think* about the color red. -- "Old linguists never die - they just come to voiceless stops." - anonymous ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor