Synaesthetes: Looking for my tribe on the playa

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Synaesthetes: Looking for my tribe on the playa

Post by Holly Golightly » Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:10 pm

Did you recently learn that your unique way of seeing the world actually had a name? Me too. But I have still never met another synaesthete face to face, so I'm curious to hear from my people out there!

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Re: Synaesthetes: Looking for my tribe on the playa

Post by HughMungus » Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:56 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:Did you recently learn that your unique way of seeing the world actually had a name? Me too. But I have still never met another synaesthete face to face, so I'm curious to hear from my people out there!
I'm not really smelling your meaning.

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Post by Kinetic IV » Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:54 am

Holly, I held off on replying to your post to see if others responded but I am a synesthete too. There's a lot of negativity on the eplaya so I won't go into my specific details openly but I'd really like to talk to you. I'm just as curious about your experiences as I am with my own.
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Post by unjonharley » Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:19 am

Kinetic IV wrote:Holly, I held off on replying to your post to see if others responded but I am a synesthete too. There's a lot of negativity on the eplaya so I won't go into my specific details openly but I'd really like to talk to you. I'm just as curious about your experiences as I am with my own.


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Post by Kinetic IV » Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:33 am

A little more background on the subject can be found here:
http://www.mixsig.net
This is not something that chemicals can "fix", and while others might feel differently I don't want it to change.
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Post by Cabanasprings » Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:43 am

A lack of blood flow to the brain has been medically proven to produce similar results whereas you wouldn't be considered to be a synaesthete. You would just be considered to be a person with a lack of blood flow to the brain.

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Post by Kinetic IV » Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:45 am

Cabanasprings wrote:A lack of blood flow to the brain has been medically proven to produce similar results whereas you wouldn't be considered to be a synaesthete. You would just be considered to be a person with a lack of blood flow to the brain.
My comment about negativity, validated. Thank you Cabanasprings.
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Post by Cabanasprings » Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:50 am

I apologize to all if my factual contribution to this topic was construed as negative.

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Post by unjonharley » Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:50 am

Kinetic IV wrote:A little more background on the subject can be found here:
http://www.mixsig.net
This is not something that chemicals can "fix", and while others might feel differently I don't want it to change.


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Post by Kinetic IV » Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:57 am

I've had this since the day I was born. There's no history or medical incidents that my parents can recall that would have involved blood flow issues. My triple concussion was 4 years ago...I had this well before then. 30+ years of awareness of it to put it into perspective.

But anyway this is turning into a discussion about me...and my lightning rod effect is coming into play. Holly asked if there are others, so let's see if there are others and not scare them off with a debate over the condition just yet.
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Post by Guest » Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:58 am

If I stick my finger in my belly button I feel it in my groin....am I a synaesthete?

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Post by unjonharley » Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:08 am

When I'm out and about in the lights along he open playa my scound kicks in. Hearing bring in the clowns on a tinny pipe organ. and scound visual small cars driven by clowns and full of clown. I have much more fun if I just let it play. Hope the BMorg don't read this. They wll want me to buy another tikcet.
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Post by Kinetic IV » Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:45 am

There are numerous theories on the cause of synesthesia....and Cabanasprings is right, the blood flow theory is out there. It's not one of the mainstream theories...but I was wrong to deny that it existed. I wanted to clear that up.
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Post by Wakawaka » Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:50 pm

After a week on the playa I smell so bad I have to wear earplugs.

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Post by tigerlillie » Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:01 pm

ummm? seeing colors with emotions and sensations. it is a rather well know subject by debate is it not by other names?
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Post by tigerlillie » Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:07 pm

I listen Native American music because I am half Native American, when the music starts you can feel the heat bouncing off the dry canyon walls, from the drums the echo of the birds swirl like mist in a heavy moringing dew in meadows of a prairie, and it summons up the vision of women and children gathering around campfires, gardens, doing chores, men preparing for battle or hunting etc.... and then I see the colors of deep blues, peach, azure, peaceful, quiet, relaxing but yet melancholy..
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Post by tigerlillie » Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:07 pm

sorry,double post
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Post by Cabanasprings » Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:23 am

tigerlillie wrote:I listen Native American music because I am half Native American, when the music starts you can feel the heat bouncing off the dry canyon walls, from the drums the echo of the birds swirl like mist in a heavy moringing dew in meadows of a prairie, and it summons up the vision of women and children gathering around campfires, gardens, doing chores, men preparing for battle or hunting etc.... and then I see the colors of deep blues, peach, azure, peaceful, quiet, relaxing but yet melancholy..
Gotta love that peyote!

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