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Postby Alpha Omicron » Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:13 pm UTC

mrcheesypants wrote:I swear I can almost smell the color purple. Unfortunately the "smell" gives me a headache like those green expo markers. I doubt I have synesthesia as it's only with bright purples and is probably just my mind playing tricks on me.


I definitely acsociate a smell with the colour purple. The smell of a certain kind of plastic.
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Postby Jauss » Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:23 pm UTC

Dude, I guess being almost 24 and lots of concerts have taken their toll.

The last one I can truly hear at all is 17,000 Hz and only with my speakers to maximum. After that, it's more of a "something is molesting my brain" feeling. I might try again late tonight when it's quieter.

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Postby Birdman » Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:21 pm UTC

Another mild synasthesiac here:
Only manifests itself in the dark, when my eyes aren't being otherwise stimulated and while it's generally fairly quiet. Then I can see flashes of light whenever I hear noises. The light's colourless, but not exactly white.
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I also (unrelated) hear CRTs - quite well. With the rise of LCDs, offices (with cubicles and hundreds of PCs) are becoming more bearable. The worst are shopping centres with banks of multiple TVs.

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Postby Castaway » Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:12 pm UTC

Phenriz wrote:5=blue

Whoa, i also immediately though five was blue. O_O
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Postby bigglesworth » Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:34 pm UTC

5 is most definitely red, 4 is blue. Weirdos... :?
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Postby lukkucairi » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:07 am UTC

5 is blue, biggles - didn't you get the memo? :-p

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Postby The LuigiManiac » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:10 am UTC

I've always thought 4 to be orange.
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Postby Marbas » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:15 am UTC

The LuigiManiac wrote:I've always thought 4 to be orange.


5 is orange and 4 is a sort of magenta color! You are all loopy.

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Postby The LuigiManiac » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:18 am UTC

5 is definitely not orange, because I know for a fact that it is blue.

Is 3 orange?

EDIT: Nice famous Smurfs ad spot reference. However, I have to say that 5s are indeed blue.

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Postby Marbas » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:30 am UTC

The LuigiManiac wrote:5 is definitely not orange, because I know for a fact that it is blue.

Is 3 orange?


It's not blue! It's green! Adjust your TV!

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I associate people's names with colors/objects sometimes too

Postby Jadestone » Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:34 pm UTC

I am definatly not a synasthesiac, but I do enjoy word association.

Often when I'm talking to people online I give the 'voices.' Like, as I'm reading what they say in my head it's said with a certain tone/pitch, ect.

...Then hearing what they really sound like shatters my carefully-sculpted ideas and I spiral downward into sad insanity.




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Postby Maseiken » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:18 pm UTC

Synesthesia is definitly my favortie neural disorder.
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Postby Rey » Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:12 am UTC

3 is green, 4 is orange, 7 is yellow. I think I started noticing this when I started learning math.
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Postby Fluff » Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:56 am UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:I see music, both in terms of colors as well as shapes, and sometimes if I won't recognize the sound of a particular instrument (like, a specific person's guitar), I'll recognize the shape of the tone. Much of the background music for Eminem's music is pink and orange, typically curved at the lower swell, and pointed and recurved at the top, whereas Dimebag Darryl's guitar is blue tinged with clear, smooth on one side and jagged on the other, and bound together like threads in yarn.



I get this as well. Shapes and colours with music, particularly with different instruments. While I can tune it out most of the time, if I concentrate on it, it's very complex and intense.

I get some letters and numbers with colours or shapes, but not all of them, or at least, some not as strongly as others. For instance, E is white with blue curly outlines, like waves on the sea. I have no idea why, but it is very strongly that way.

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Postby Medic » Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:30 am UTC

lukkucairi wrote:
Belial wrote:Does someone have a link to the mosquito sound? I need to test.


try this one:

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/so ... e-6000.wav

6000 Hz. it bugs the hell out of my dogs.

sample tones on this page too: http://www.jimmyr.com/blog/hearingloss.html


Interesting. I've tested it, I can hear up until the 17000 HZ (makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, I can hear very little of it), but after that it seems to just drop off. Perhaps my speakers cannot handle that high a frequency (I think that's the right term). I can't hear 18000-19000, but I can hear 20000.

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Postby deadly penguin » Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:48 am UTC

mrcheesypants wrote:I swear I can almost smell the color purple. Unfortunately the "smell" gives me a headache like those green expo markers. I doubt I have synesthesia as it's only with bright purples and is probably just my mind playing tricks on me.

This may be a stupid question, but if you were blindfolded, would you still 'smell' the color? Like if you had various colors of construction paper in front of you, without looking could you sniff out a purple one?

Oh, here's something interesting:
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One of these figures' names is Bouba and one is Kiki, can you guess which is which?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouba/kiki_effect

I've never really associated numbers with colors or anything like that (...although now that you mention it, 4 is kinda orangy... but that doesn't count >.>)

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:35 pm UTC

deadly penguin wrote:Oh, here's something interesting:
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One of these figures' names is Bouba and one is Kiki, can you guess which is which?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouba/kiki_effect

I've never really associated numbers with colors or anything like that (...although now that you mention it, 4 is kinda orangy... but that doesn't count >.>)

That's really easy, though.... hard dconsonant sound to hard jagged shape, soft rounded sound to soft rounded shape.


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