Monday, March 4, 2013

Monday Musings ~

An example how a synesthetic person might see letters and numbers. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain Image.)

Some individuals don't just hear music, they also see it. A study recently published online in the American Journal of Human Genetics indicates there may be a genetic component to the neurological condition called "Synesthesia"(Greek, syn = together + aisthesis = perception) in which people experience a mixing of their senses. People with the condition may see colors and movement in numbers, words or sounds. The first video from The Science Daily website is an introductory explanation of what Synesthesia, complete with visuals: click here to view the video.

This link is for a more detailed and updated article, of the recent research findings on Synesthesia.

So this leads me to ask. If you could see music in colors, what would your favorite song look like?
Check out this interesting link :Famous Synesthetes

Watercolor by Helena Kääriäinen - from The Sound of Paintings - click on the painting to be taken to her website.

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