28 1 / 2012
Posting this as text because apparently, questions and answers can’t be reblogged (what’s up with that, Tumblr?)
Spontaneously popping by to say YAY SYNESTHESIA~ I have grapheme->colour, sound->colour and a bit of taste->colour and emotion->colour haha. Everything is coloured xD Question for other *something*->colour synesthetes; do you guys see colours which essentially don’t exist on this planet? I’ve literally got a whole other spectrum (which I call dark-clear & light-clear colours), & have subsequently invented my own vocabulary in an attempt to explain it to people. People think I’m insane haha
You’re not crazy or alone. I do see colors off the spectrum. I’ve tried looking for the colors I see even in computers and I can’t find them example, I can see a green that looks like a green, but it has a certain shade not found in nature, which stresses me out because I’d love to paint my room with those colors…
And here I just told somebody today that Alison seeing colours outside the normal spectrum was not a typical feature of synesthesia. I TAKE IT ALL BACK.
Next thing you know, another synesthete’s going to casually mention that they can taste when people are lying and I’ll just have to stop calling ULTRAVIOLET a paranormal novel at all…
14 1 / 2012
I realized yesterday that I also have synesthesia with the days of the week.
Monday is royal blue.
Tuesday is yellow.
Wednesday is blue-green.
Thursday is yellow-orange.
Friday is red.
Saturday is black.
Sunday is also yellow, but shining like the sun. I assume it has to do with it being the Lord’s day.
I thought it might be related to the color of the letters, but then it wouldn’t make sense why Saturday and Sunday are so different…. I dunno."
13 1 / 2012
what i want to know is why so many synesthetes perceive I and O as white and black, just like i do
(or any combination thereof - both white, etc.)
i feel like see it all the time when i look at other people’s pictures of their alphabets
what is it about those two letters? what could cause that?
The same applies to 1 and 0 as numbers. Something to do with the shape of the grapheme?
A is often red in synesthete alphabets as well, which I suspect might be influenced by the “A is for Apple” so prevalent in picture books and letter cards, but that would only apply to English speakers. I wonder what the prevalence of red A is among non-English speakers?
12 1 / 2012
"Sometimes when I look at another synesthete’s alphabet and number color chart, it gives me a headache."