Synaesthesia - can you hear the thud?

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Synaesthesia - can you hear the thud?

Postby TheVat on December 16th, 2017, 12:05 pm

Delightful GIF. It is quite silent - there is no audio track.

I experience a bit of synaesthesia, the other direction. If my eyes are closed and I am drowsing, a sharp noise will sometimes elicit a little sprinkling of pale dots near the center of my visual field - kind of like a burst of confetti. Once in a while, it will be more of a solid streak of warm color.
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Re: Synaesthesia - can you hear the thud?

Postby Serpent on December 16th, 2017, 12:37 pm 

No, I can't hear anything. I get the odd peculiar noise in my head, but it's elicited by physical sensations, not images.
My visual cross-overs are mostly of colour: shapes, numbers and letters are associated more or less definitely with colours and textures. I understand that's the most common synaesthetic experience. An acquaintance of ours uses a kind of imaginary rainbow to recall phone numbers. Unfortunately, that doesn't work for me.
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