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.
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?"
These People See Colors and Taste Flavors When They Orgasm
"My orgasm looks and tastes something akin to dark chocolate.”
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
This Facebook Messenger Chatbot Tells You a Short Story
The short story LOST examines a new form of interactive storytelling that uses a chatbot.
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.
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.
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.