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." -
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