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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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Synesthesia and Art

SEE THE MUSIC AND HEAR THE PAINTING

 

What if every number had a specific color, or if months of the year were three-dimensional? What if certain sounds caused you to feel a certain temperature? You might suspect that this sort of experience would require a mind-altering substance or deep meditation. However, a small percentage of people actually have a neurological condition called “synesthesia” in which one sense (sight, sound, taste, touch, or smell) triggers a response in another unrelated sense.

The Part You Throw Away, a synesthesia-inspired painting by and courtesy of artist John Bramblitt ...

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