Ever heard of synesthesia? Check out this story!

August 8, 2013 at 2:09 pm Leave a comment

Have you ever eaten the colour blue or seen the colour of music? This Canadian stroke victim and hundreds of other synesthetes like him have. Check out this video and story below:

About nine months after suffering a stroke, the patient noticed that words written in a certain shade of blue evoked a strong feeling of disgust. Yellow was only slightly better. Raspberries, which he never used to eat very often, now tasted like blue – and blue tasted like raspberries.

High-pitched brass instruments—specifically the brass theme from James Bond movies—elicited feelings of ecstasy and light blue flashes in his peripheral vision and caused large parts of his brain to light up on an MRI. Music played by a euphonium, a tenor-pitched brass instrument, shut down those sensations.

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