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Synesthesia

By eychanchan
Work in Progress // Photos : [link]

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"Synesthesia [...] is a neurologically based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.

According to Richard Cytowic, Sound to Color synesthesia is "something like fireworks": voice, music, and assorted environmental sounds such as clattering dishes or dog barks trigger color and firework shapes that arise, move around, and then fade when the sound ends. For some, the stimulus type is limited (e.g., music only, or even just a specific musical key); for others, a wide variety of sounds triggers synesthesia.

Sound often changes the perceived hue, brightness, scintillation, and directional movement. Some individuals see music on a "screen" in front of their face. [...] Individuals rarely agree on what color a given sound is (composers Liszt and Rimsky-Korsakov famously disagreed on the colors of music keys); however, synesthetes show the same trends as non-synesthetes do. For example, both groups say that loud tones are brighter than soft tones, and that lower tones are darker than higher tones."

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I discovered recently this year that I have Sound to Color synesthesia, but it's very minor :P I found out when I was at a concert/night club and "felt" that the colors of the light show weren't matching to the music. When listening to music in the car or with headphones on, I can "see" colors flashing/moving in the back of my head like a built-in visualizer and sometimes "taste" sounds, but it doesn't impair me from whatever I'm doing at the moment. It's really difficult to explain, so here's a drawing :XD:

Materials: Micron Pens, Copic Markers
Time: ~9 Hours
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luvliartlady's avatar
catgamer360's avatar
i normally relate colors and numbers but i don't think i have "synesthesia"...
and nice drawing! it somehow reminds me from a song..
SkyeTheSylph's avatar

If numbers have colors that is most likely grapheme-color I have it too

luvliartlady's avatar
Now that you mention it, it kinda makes ME think of music, too!
MrsALee's avatar
artlover44433's avatar
dude have synethesia too!
LeslyeKiller1's avatar
let's get CREATIVE










ok no more creepy things for today '-'
WingedEggGo's avatar
So I know this is like years later, but I have to thank you because this deviation is the reason I figured out I had synesthesia. I guess since it just feels so normal to me, and my mom has it too, so sometimes we would argue about the color of certain days. (she thinks monday is bright red, I think it's sky blue)
SkyeTheSylph's avatar

No wtf monday is reddish-brown

comgree123's avatar
I love the contrast between colors!
JudasCain's avatar
I had this experience once on mushrooms....'WAS FREAKING AWESOME!! 8D
NostalgiaLake's avatar
Awesome! I have Sound-color, grapheme-color.
ArabiCoffee's avatar
Hiya, your work was linked back here:

www.techietonics.com/health-to…

Thanks for the great artwork. I totally love it :)
SkySlasherCat's avatar
That's a cool picture! :D I have grapheme-colour synesthesia. :iconyaayplz:
SilkenKimono's avatar
I have grapheme color and personality synesthesia.
MangaFanatic607's avatar
This is a really good drawing~ And i totally know how hard it is to explain. I have grapheme-colour, emotion-colour, sound-colour, and taste-colour.
msmadd123's avatar
My dad has this
mizzzjulie's avatar
Shoka98's avatar
I have Sound Colour, Colour Taste, Grapheme-Colour, Number Form, and I also think of inanimate objects as having feelings.


Life is pretty exciting for me xDD
LittleFearless's avatar
When I was younger I used to think of inanimate objects having personalities, but I'm not sure if this was synesthesia. Sometimes when I was moving stuff around, like say a lamp, I ended up leaving it where it was because it wanted to be near my desk. Or maybe I put on a particular shirt because I never wore it as much as the others, so it was sad. I'm constantly having to remind myself that these things couldn't actually feel for my actions.
UndertakerisEpic's avatar
I get this as well, however I also don't know if it is synesthesia. I tend to do the same with clothes, and also tend to use art supplies I haven't used in a while for fear that they feel left out. I also use colours I don't normally use when painting for fear that they feel useless. I often change mugs in case one feels sad or left out, same with cuddly toys and seats on a sofa.
macietate's avatar
sometimes I think it is over diagnosed to oneself. Its so easy to believe that you have synthesia
DarkDryad17's avatar
I can't help but stare... I see colors so vibrant, lines so crisp... I could stare at this for hours, i'm sure..
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