Synaesthesia, What Is It?

From as far back as I can remember I have looked at days of the week in colours. I never questioned this, I just thought it was normal. I don’t see any writing in connection with the colours, I just see each day as a different colour. 

Days of week in colour

It wasn’t until very recently that I have found out that other people have this ability and not only do they see days as colours but also the months as well. I personally only see the days of the week in colours.

I also found this ability has a name and that is “Synaesthesia” I was just searching You Tube videos and came across a video of someone explaining that they saw the days and months as colours. You can imagine I was surprised to hear of this persons experiences. I started to dig deeper and began to learn more about this ability.W

What Causes Synaesthesia?

Synesthesia is a perceptual phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. People who report a lifelong history of such experiences are known as synesthetes.

Is Synesthesia a real thing?

In the psychological phenomenon known as “synesthesia,” individuals’ sensory systems are a bit more intertwined than usual. Some people, for example, report seeing colours when musical notes are played. New research tests how real these claims are.

Can You Teach Yourself Synesthesia

Conventional wisdom says that synesthesia is innate — you’re either born with the condition or you’re not, end of story. … A group of psychologists at the University of Amsterdam have been testing whether synesthesia might, actually, be learned.

Who has synesthesia?

All of these artists—along with Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Mary J. Blige, Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes, and more—have synesthesia, a condition in which a person’s senses are joined. They hear a certain timbre or musical note and see a colour, or smell a perfume and hear a sound, or see a word and taste a flavour.

Can you see sound?

Scientists Say We Can See Sound. Turning conventional neuroscience on its head, new research suggests the human visual system processes sound and helps us see. … The textbook rewrite: The brain can, if it must, directly use sound to see and light to hear.

Do You have any of these abilities? If so please leave a comment below.

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