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27 August 2005


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Julie D.

I found that when you describe the different sorts of synesthesia to people there are a lot more people out there who have some level of it than you would ever have imagined.

I don't know if you read this article that I linked to recently but at the bottom it has a link to a scientist in Houston who is studying synesthesia. He may be able to tell you more. I emailed him and he's very nice.



I have never heard of synesthesia before, but your post reminded me of something I have experienced. When I was a young teenager, after my sister thought I was crazy when I mentioned it, I set about on a quest to see if other people thought of colors, letters, and numbers as having genders. Most everyone had the same reaction as my sister, but there were two I found who knew exactly what I was talking about. We compared our gender associations, but other than fiecely debating the gender of red, it didn't matter. What really mattered was that we weren't alone. After a few days of amusement, the subject dropped. A year or so later, after one such schoolmate moved away, I received a letter from her. "Months and days of the week, too," she wrote. But of course, I thought. BTW, today, Sunday, is male.

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