Anna’s Video Pick – Tripping on Tryptophan with ‘Synesthesia’

by on November 25, 2010 · 6 comments

in Anna's Video Pick, Culture, Health

Synesthesia (from

1. A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color.

2. A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus applied to another, as in referred pain.

If you don’t feel compelled to eat everything on your Thanksgiving laden plate, at least LISTEN to your food!

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doug porter November 25, 2010 at 11:10 am

better put some very special herbs in the stuffing before you watch this one.


BillRayDrums November 26, 2010 at 11:00 am

I “suffer” from Synesthesia. Playing drums is the “therapy” for me. When I play beats I see pictures and topographic maps with texture and color and sometimes even odors.


annagrace November 26, 2010 at 11:23 am

BillyRayDrums- I notice you put “suffering” in quotes, leading me to believe that your experience is quite the opposite. Artists of all stripes- visual, musical, literary- as well as visionaries have described the sensory richness of synesthesia. (Acid trips delivered big time too.)

I like the idea of of sniffing the color of your riff :)


BillRayDrums November 26, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Annagrace It’s actually a joke about the way researchers have referred to the condition. :D


annagrace November 26, 2010 at 2:56 pm

And I still want to sniff the color of the drumbeat! :)


BillRayDrums November 26, 2010 at 11:46 pm

I can tell you that “Brown Eyed Girl” smells like musty hot dogs.


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