Friday, 27 February 2015

Word of the day - Synesthesia - "real life super man"

People of God, I greet ohh.
How are you all doing? How's your week going?

Ermm, so as usual, I was in class on Tuesday this week and we were learning about the anatomy and physiology by which specialized cells, such as the rods, cones, bipolar and ganglion cells together with the machinery responsible for vision, an entity known as the eyes, helps us to see. 
I just have a habit of making things sound very scientific so that it has an air of importance around it, but really, we were just studying about the eyes.

You see, this my instructor is really attractive(gives side eye) and funny, and I actually loved the subject and I had gotten my good night's rest so I was really following the lecture.
However, what piqued my attention far above the reasonable threshold was when he diverted and started talking about people who can actually see sounds; that is, each sound has a particular colour to them.



Adonbilivit I said to myself. Are we talking about aliens or human beings?
It was as if my instructor could read my mind, but I'm quite a visual person so he had probably seen the look of shock on my face because he actually started to explain more about the concept.
Still not convinced after class, I proceeded to Google some information about it, and my lovely people, I bring to you my discovery...

Synesthesia, according to Wikipedia is a neurological phenomenon whereby stimulation of one sensory pathway leads to involuntary experience in another sensory pathway. In layman's term, this simply means that when your hear something, you end up getting a visual or even a taste feeling too.
There are different types of synesthesia, but the type my instructor was talking about is the grapheme-colour synesthesia. Little is known about how it is developed and the occurence is very rare. You can learn more about it by clicking here.

So I have added another super power I would love to have to my list anyway..
So readers, how do you feel about this little discovery? Please leave comments and let us discuss.

Meanwhile, your favourite blogger was strolling on the streets of Vancouver on Sunday



Hair was laid by me, what do you think?


I do hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with goodness and love. Don't forget to tell me about what you think of today's topic.
Hugs and kisses. Xoxo.

2 comments:

  1. I vaguely remember Pharrell saying that he sees colors when he hears music.

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    1. Really? Aren't these musicians all weirdos in a way?

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