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    Colored hearing

    Does anyone here have colored hearing? It would be interesting to hear what you experience. Maybe a painting to show visually, too.


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    Do you have?

    Or any different form of synaesthesia? Anybody?

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    what's coloured hearing? sounds interesting!
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    Sounds strange. What exactly is it?

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    Originally posted by Fozzybar
    Do you have?
    Nope.

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    Colored hearing is when you see colors and/or shapes when you hear music (or maybe even just noises). This happens because something with your senses has gotten crossed up. It might happen with other senses as well, but I've only heard of cases with hearing.

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    Like, phsycially seeing them? Or imagining them? Because when i listen to music I sort get visions in my head, but I think that happens to everyone. Just wondering if its sorta the same.

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    Physically seeing them. Your senses are basically cross wired. Things will taste like shapes (as well as retaining their own flavors), or you see different letters and words as different colours (these are consistent, if you, say, see the letter A as green, it will always appear green, unless it is part of a word that you see as having a different colour as a whole)

    http://psyche.cs.monash.edu.au/v2/ps...0-cytowic.html has information about it. There are also several great books and websites out there describing the synesthetic experience from individual point of views, which really fascinates me. Some people share things like the way their alphabet is coloured, or try to capture in 2d the things they see that are triggered by music. Very very cool.

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    I read the same book about synaesthesia two times...synaesthesia, that's the term for this phenomen...

    In the book there also was one case, where a guy struck poses when hearing words...the author (a doctor) made a test with about 30 words, where the young man struck one pose for every word...to go for sure that the man didn't try to fool him, he repeated the test a few years later....the guy struck exactly the same poses again to the words...so this proofed that it was something which happened automatically, like a "normal" person sees blue when he looks at the sky...

    There were many different crossovers of the senses described in the book...like someone feeling shapes when tasting something..."yes, this one tastes like a row of pillars made of marble"....

    Very interesting...that's why i read the same book twice

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    mu s h r o om s
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    hmmm...let me guess...this post took you nearly 1/2 hour

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    wow- it would make a synaesthetic artist listening to music while drawing do some interesting art! :eek:
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    you're closest from the reality than u think fozzy
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    I know the edit-mode too well you know

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