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January 17, 2008


praise Mbeka

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My mom printed me out some synesthesia information about a year ago because she said she found she had it and thought i might also. I don't do the number, letter and color association but i wonder if some of the things i have grown up with and seem stronger as i am adult are a type or are part of the spectrum of Synesthesia. I have a picture with almost every thought. My mind processes in slideshows that somehow all fit together but not in any rational way. almost metaphorical pictures that also are attached to people when i see them. People always look like some other object or animal in my mind when i describe them. but not a literal animal. i can see their faces but they compare to objects and animals. I also, have really strong smell and hearing associations. Everything has a smell and all smells attach themselves really stronly to memories. They aren't logical smells such as seeing a potato and automatically smelling mashed potatoes without being near mashed potatoes. Some of that happens but more often it is a smell that i just know goes with something even though i could not describe it. Sounds also make me feel certain physical symptoms. high pitched sounds with a deep undertone bring instant nausea that is almost unbearable. especially sounds like elevators that aren't loud but are in that range. i also feel sounds. When dogs bark i feel it in my arms. Lots of those types of things. Does this fall in line with Synesthesia? all of these things create types of photographic memory moments in my mind and always associate themselves with the same thing. things like blond hair smelling like melon or honeydew to me when i see it. but i'm not close enough to smell it. it's just that sight and smell go hand in hand for me. if these do fall into some category of Synesthesia i'd love to have some input. i've not found much information on it. Any information would be helpful. i love that my mind and senses work this way together.

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