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Do you experience synesthesia and what type are you?

  • SJ: yes

    Votes: 1 2.1%
  • SJ: no

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • SP: yes

    Votes: 6 12.8%
  • SP: no

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • NJ: yes

    Votes: 9 19.1%
  • NJ: no

    Votes: 9 19.1%
  • NP: yes

    Votes: 11 23.4%
  • NP: no

    Votes: 11 23.4%

  • Total voters
    47
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Technically, everybody has synesthesia because the basic concept of language depends on combining

*the shapes of letters/words/numbers
*the sounds of letters/words/numbers
*the shapes, sounds, smells ... of any objects that words represent

But no, I don't have any of the extra types that some people hog to themselves instead of sharing with the rest of us. Very selfish of them, somebody should talk to them about that :wink:
 

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Wow. I did the test, and i pick always the more common colours. Does this mean something? And i choose without doubting something. I just choose with feeling

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Do i have synethesis?
I interpreted that test and the results they wrote about, as that all people have this way of associating sound and colour, but to different degrees perhaps, and that synesthetes are more aware of it. There was a text I read, that made me make this poll in the first place, that I remember poorly now, but I think it said something like that the difference when making osme kind of brainscan, was that in non-synesthetes, there was some kind of supression going on that was largely lacking in synesthetes. My guess from this is that the brain largely work this way, associating different things(like colour and sound), but that it usually happen more subconsciously. This is nothing proven though, I want to stress, just speculations so far.
(I had the popular colour for the first two, but not at all the last three... don't know what that means. But then approximately half of the people seem to answer a more unusual colour for each song, so perhaps that is just within the norm still.)
 

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I have one type of synesthesia. I cannot recall its name. It is when numbers, letters, and in some cases, months and days have their own personalities. I have always experienced this very strongly with especially numbers in particular. An example I can give is that to me, 5 and 8 used to be best friends and very close, but 9 hates 5, so 9 stole 8 from 5. 5 does not hate 9, but is a bit intimated by 9, and 9 thinks 8 was stupid for being friends with 8. That is just one of many situations I have in my mind that has been there for years. All the numbers have their own personalities, same with colours, letters of the alphabet, days of the week and months. But I experience it the strongest with numbers.

I did smell and taste words once, but it has not happened often and I am not sure what that was. Maybe not even related to synesthesia at all.
haha, that is so cool! wish I had that too. Does it interfere when calculating? like when you have to add nine and five, will you feel uneasy?
 
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