Mar 1, 2009


I learned something new recently; I am a "synesthete".

Synesthesia may in fact be the coolest thing about my otherwise challenging brain.

Never heard of it? I hadn't either until last week. But after coming across an article about it, I had this "aha" moment where I realized that what they were describing fit me perfectly. Oddly enough, I had never considered that other people didn't taste words or hear colours!

For me, the worst is the word "terry", it is light green and tastes awful, like bitter dish soap. The name "Linda" is a much darker green, and is a pleasant taste. Other words are blue, no matter what.

I also learned that the way my brain conceptualizes days of the week and months of the year is unique in that I see them as forming a shape outside of my body.

Take the test and find out if your brain is as cool as mine ;-)