Author Topic: Synesthesia  (Read 210 times)

Online trdsf (OP)

Synesthesia
« on: September 06, 2017, 11:23:10 AM »
Bringing this over from a digression on another thread.

Any other synesthetes out there beyond me and Absurd Atheist?  Do you associate sounds or numbers or concepts with colors and/or textures that are not implicit in them?
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Offline SGOS

Re: Synesthesia
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 11:52:23 AM »
If I do, I haven't been aware of it.

Online trdsf (OP)

Re: Synesthesia
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 12:23:37 PM »
If I do, I haven't been aware of it.
I don't think you can have it and not be aware of it.  It's constant, unconscious, and consistent.  For me, 1 is always white.  2 is always light gray with a dark shade.  3 is always medium gray with a dark outline.  And they've always been that way -- mine is grayscale for some reason, rather than in colors, and I only get it with letters and numbers.  Music takes up too many of my mental circuits, it's too all-engrossing, for me to spare any to experience sound as color -- at least that's my hypothesis.
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"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief

Online Baruch

Re: Synesthesia
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 12:39:50 PM »
Getting lost ... please describe how each of you are different from each other (in addition to being different from normies).
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Offline Mr.Obvious

Re: Synesthesia
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 04:47:22 PM »
Not me. I don't see numbers as colors.
Good thing too. Last thing i want is my daltonism to make me incapable of doing basic sums.
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Online Baruch

Re: Synesthesia
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 08:13:06 PM »
Not me. I don't see numbers as colors.
Good thing too. Last thing i want is my daltonism to make me incapable of doing basic sums.

But .. but ... then you would be qualified to work at the US Treasury, the Federal Reserve, the OMB etc
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Synesthesia
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2017, 03:44:48 AM »
Bringing this over from a digression on another thread.

Any other synesthetes out there beyond me and Absurd Atheist?  Do you associate sounds or numbers or concepts with colors and/or textures that are not implicit in them?

I know what it is, but no I don't have that.
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Online trdsf (OP)

Re: Synesthesia
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2017, 10:28:55 AM »
Not me. I don't see numbers as colors.
Good thing too. Last thing i want is my daltonism to make me incapable of doing basic sums.
You know, I have never stopped to think if my grayscale relationship with numbers has anything to do with my ability to do reasonably complex math in my head.  There may be some subconscious pattern-matching going on.
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief

Offline Cavebear

Re: Synesthesia
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2017, 09:20:46 PM »
You know, I have never stopped to think if my grayscale relationship with numbers has anything to do with my ability to do reasonably complex math in my head.  There may be some subconscious pattern-matching going on.

I had a friend who could basically add numbers on a long list as fast as he could read tye.  I couldn't.  We both just thought he was really good at arithmatic.  Maybe I should rethink that.  When you don't have that, you don't think about it much.
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Online trdsf (OP)

Re: Synesthesia
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2017, 12:36:48 PM »
I had a friend who could basically add numbers on a long list as fast as he could read tye.  I couldn't.  We both just thought he was really good at arithmatic.  Maybe I should rethink that.  When you don't have that, you don't think about it much.
It helps for remembering number sequences, since I 'see' a sort of barcode pattern as well as hold the numbers in my head.
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief

Online Baruch

Re: Synesthesia
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2017, 01:13:25 PM »
It helps for remembering number sequences, since I 'see' a sort of barcode pattern as well as hold the numbers in my head.

One problem I hear for young people with synesthesia ... is they think their condition is the normal one.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Synesthesia
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2017, 05:24:44 AM »
It helps for remembering number sequences, since I 'see' a sort of barcode pattern as well as hold the numbers in my head.

Are you claiming to read barcode mentally?
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Online trdsf (OP)

Re: Synesthesia
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2017, 08:45:45 AM »
Are you claiming to read barcode mentally?
Oh, no.  This is just an effect of seeing numbers in shades of gray -- a long number is kind of like a barcode in my synesthetic way of processing it and gives me one extra handle on dealing with large numbers.

I can't read product codes off packages -- although that is a fixed code and probably could be learned relatively easily.
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"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief

Offline Cavebear

Re: Synesthesia
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2017, 08:54:21 AM »
Oh, no.  This is just an effect of seeing numbers in shades of gray -- a long number is kind of like a barcode in my synesthetic way of processing it and gives me one extra handle on dealing with large numbers.

I can't read product codes off packages -- although that is a fixed code and probably could be learned relatively easily.
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It could be learned with great effort.  Like any symbolic writing.  But shades of gray makes sense.  I was just thinking about shades of gray and explaining false colors to a friend.
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Online Baruch

Re: Synesthesia
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2017, 12:36:31 AM »
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It could be learned with great effort.  Like any symbolic writing.  But shades of gray makes sense.  I was just thinking about shades of gray and explaining false colors to a friend.

AI won't have synesthesia, it will have PhotoShop ;-)
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