synesthesia

This Week in Science

The Sugar High Might Be a Myth

That afternoon treat might not improve your mood, and could make you more tired within the first hour of eating it.
Shayla Love
4.12.19
Important Questions Raised By...

People with Synesthesia Tell Us Why Rae Sremmurd Makes the Most Colorful Music

"I want to listen to this song on repeat in a sensory deprivation tank, but I'm worried it might break my brain?"
Daisy Jones
11.15.18
Sex

These People See Colors and Taste Flavors When They Orgasm

"My orgasm looks and tastes something akin to dark chocolate.”
Richard Greenhill
9.18.18
Health

The Mirror-Touch Synesthetes Who Can Literally Feel Your Pain

People with the unique neurological condition aren't just sensitive to the emotions and physical sensations of others—they feel them like it's their own.
Layla Haidrani
10.9.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Here's Lorde Performing "Perfect Places" with a Choir Wearing Tracksuits

She showed up on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' to talk 'Melodrama.'
Lauren O'Neill
7.18.17
Music

This Artist with Synesthesia Sees Colors in Music and Paints Your Favorite Songs

Melissa McCracken grew up with a neurological condition that means she processes songs as colors—a gift that translates into paintings inspired by her favorite musicians.
Jess Denham
3.31.17
Animation

This Gooey Animation Gives Us Major Synesthesia

A world where manmade materials grow and squirm like living creatures emerges in Six & Five and Twistedpoly's new video.
Kara Weisenstein
3.15.17
wine

You Don’t Need to Speak Wine to Read These Labels

Figuratively speaking, it's as if this winery hired someone like Georgia O'Keeffe or Jackson Pollock to visually represent a wine’s acidity, texture, and tannins on its labels. In short, it is synesthesia for winos.
Javier Cabral
1.10.17
Facebook

This Facebook Messenger Chatbot Tells You a Short Story

The short story LOST examines a new form of interactive storytelling that uses a chatbot.
Grennan Milliken
12.22.16
portraits

Autistic Artist Paints the Colors of Emotion

San Diego-based synesthete Jeremy Sicile-Kira’s first-ever curated exhibition, 'Inner Dimensions,' opens tonight at Space4Art in San Diego.
Sami Emory
4.11.16
Science

Why a Cup of Coffee Sounds Like Brian Eno

The idea was simple: A neuroscientist would monitor my brain waves as I sat and drank several cups of strong coffee. These waves would then be translated into sound by a group of live musicians.
Daniel Tapper
1.3.16
Stuff

What It's Like to be Able to 'Hear' Color

Artist Jack Coulter has a rare condition which enables him to hear color. In his work, he paints what very few can see.
Jack Coulter
12.21.15
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