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RE: letters in color

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Sears, Ellen (
Mon, 29 Nov 1999 07:57:18 -0500

It's not just seeing letters and colors - spoken sounds, music calling up
colors or evoking taste, touch, sound and odor - up to 19 different types of
synesthesia (syn-together, aishesis - to perceive). Popular at the turn of
the 20th century, interest died off when it couldn't be explained or shared.

Kandinsky may have been an 'invented' synesthete ... claimed the condition
to inflate is reputation during synesthesia-struck Europe. David Hockney is
a synesthete.

Estimates are that perhaps one in 2,000 people are synesthetic. The article
is great.
I'm jealous -

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