Monday, August 08, 2005

all shades of color


" When Matthew B. shapes hamburger patties with his hands, he experiences a vivid bitter taste in his mouth. Esmerelda Jones (a pseudonym) sees blue when she listens to the note C sharp played on the piano; other notes evoke different hues--so much so that the piano keys are actually color-coded, making it easier for her to remember and play musical scales. And when Jeff C. looks at printed black numbers, he sees them in color, each a different hue. B., Jones and C. are among a handful of otherwise normal people who have synesthesia. They experience the ordinary world in extraordinary ways and seem to inhabit a mysterious no-man's-land between fantasy and reality. For them the senses--touch, taste, hearing, vision and smell--get mixed up instead of remaining separate."

Theremin’s granddaughter playing the device, in a rare appearance in Copenhagen- courtesy HPF, a Sam R. visual. Enter here.

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Anonymous Stefan said...

Good Job! :)

Friday, June 20, 2008 1:25:00 pm  

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