“What would be truly surprising would be to find that sound could not suggest colour, that colours could not evoke the idea of a melody, and that sound and colour were unsuitable for the translation of ideas…” Charles Baudelaire
A simple definition of synesthesia is that it is a “crosstalking” or overlapping of sensory experiences that for most people remain separate.
Researchers find a higher proportion of creative people are synesthetes…
Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. quotes neuroscientist David Eagleman from his book Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain: “For some people, there are magenta Tuesdays, tastes that have shapes and wavy green symphonies.”