OUR WRITERS’ FAVORITE WORD OF THE WEEK? SYNETHESIA!
Today we found a new word! Synethesia!
Synethesia is a rare neurological sensory phenomenon that causes people to experience unique perceptual cross-overs.
Do your numbers or days have colors or personalities? Do certain words taste sweet to you, while others are bitter or sour? Or do you see colors when you hear music, see abstract concepts like time projected in the space around you, or feel a tingly sensation when you smell certain things?
If any of these apply to you, you may have synethesia!
This interesting article from MNN.com dives into the fascinating minds of synethetes (people who have synethesia) and how their views of the word around us, and the way they process information, differs from the average person.
They also explain how synethesia is diagnosed, genetic components of synethesia, and the reasons behind why only up to 4 percent of the population has synethesia.