Posts Tagged ‘Synesthesia’

Oh, THAT’S What They Mean!

May 23, 2012

I’ve known a few people in my time who have claimed to “hear light and see sound,” and the like.  The term often used to describe that is “synesthesia,” though naturally there’s a lot of debate about the phenomenon.  Personally I’ve never given it much thought beyond “I wonder what that would be like?”

Well this morning while I was still in bed, it turns out that I was sick enough that when the bedroom door was opened, the modest amount of light coming in triggered a crashing sound like cymbals in my ears, which in turn triggered a series of geometric patterns behind my eyes reminiscent of test patterns or certain old style screen savers.

So now I know.

(I am also doing my best to take it easy today.)