synesthesia


V.19 No.37 | 9/16/2010
“Musical Notes” by Emil Bisttram

Gallery Review

Sound and Vision

The Albuquerque Museum’s unusual color swap

By Patricia Sauthoff

As far as cognitive peculiarities go, synesthesia seems pretty sweet. Instead of just hearing sounds, the brain translates the aural with another sense function, say vision or taste. What is for one person an F sharp can, for the synesthete, be a green- or raspberry-hued note.

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