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Experience: I feel other people's pain. When I watch a film, I feel as if I'm in starring in it.

Experience: I feel other people's pain

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was horrific. My friend invited me to see it, and I had no idea what it was about – I normally try to avoid dramas and thrillers. When the character Salander was tortured, I felt as if my body was being beaten; I could physically feel the sensation of being attacked. Colour my world.

Colour does not exist.

Colour my world

Not out in the world at any rate. All that exists in the world is a smooth continuum of light of different wavelengths. Colour is a construction of our brains. A lot is known about how the brain does this, beginning with complicated circuits in the retina itself. Synesthesia overview. Synesthesia. How someone with synesthesia might perceive (not "see") certain letters and numbers.


Synesthetes see characters just as others do (in whichever color actually displayed), yet simultaneously perceive colors as associated to each one. Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia, from the ancient Greek σύν [syn], "together", and αἴσθησις [aisthēsis], "sensation") is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.[1][2][3][4] People who report such experiences are known as synesthetes.

  1. mirlen101 Feb 21 2011
    That all makes sense to me . It is pretty much what I've been looking at . There are explanations to it all . Just not fully understood yet . I plan to add to this pearl so what research shows and what I know will become more apparent . The power of recollection is one of the main themes behind it . The power of the visual mind . I think you'll find it very interesting ;-)
  2. mirlen101 Feb 20 2011
    What form is it ? Color from sound ? Did it start after the childhood cancer ?