I Have Synesthesia, What is it?


I Have Synesthesia

Greetings peeps!

I hope you’re all having a great day! I am, why? Today’s a very special day because I’m gonna tell you something I’ve been wanting to share on the internet for a long time, yaaay!

I have Synesthesia.

What is it?

Synesthesia is a neurologycal condition caracterized by the overlapping of the senses. When a person whith synesthesia is experiencing a sense, often that sense triggers another.

For instance, some people “see” color when they listen to music or people’s vocies, or just any sound. Other people experience different tastes when they hear words or touch things. The most common one is associating letters and numbers with colors.

For some people this is more vivid than for others.

You see I did different colors for each word in the title? That’s because in my brain those words have those colors.

Why is this?

This is, according to research, though people are still not sure, due to synapse (neuronal conections) between the areas of the brain that process senses. During the embryonic development, there’s a phenomenon called synaptic prunning, in which a lot of connections in the brain are lost, mainly because these connections aren’t neccesary to improve  the efficinecy of the brain and save energy.

The thing is, maybe the connections between sensory areas maybe aren’t prunned back. This is just a theory, there are more, like maybe the brain of someone with synesthesia’s brain doesn’t inhibit the communication between these areas.

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Is it an illness?

It is a condition, as I’ve said before. However there’s still a debate on whether it is or not. It doesn’t neccessarily have any advantages *other than experiencing the world in a really cool way* nor dissadvantages. Most scientists say it isn’t an illness.

Let’s talk about me now:

I first heard about synesthesia in a Clevver video talking about celebs with weird conditions *link here*. They talked about Lorde and the fact that she had synesthesia. I didn’t relate to the definition they gave it, cause they said she saw colors, which is kinda true, but I believed she saw them literally, so I was like: I obvs don’t have it.

But then last month, I was watching an interview to Billie Eilish on the Zach Zhang Show *link here* where she talked about her synesthesia and how people with synesthesia have a color for every day of the week, for numbers, letters… She was talking about how 7 is yellow in her head. And I was like: What? 7 is orange!

And that’s when I found out not everyone had this.

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It is really cool to find out there’s this thing in your brain that makes your perception of reality different from the rest. I just don’t imagine being in class without seeing numbers and letters without color. I don’t.

Many famous people have and had this, like: Marilyn Monroe, Lady Gaga, Mozart, the author of Lolita, Kanye West, Pharrel, Charli XCX… Oh, and like I said; Billie and Lorde. And many more.

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I’ll tell you more about Synesthesia and the types that ther are, also I’ll tell you the types I have and how it feels in another blog post. Yaaaay, I have a new blog series!!!

Share your thoughts with me!

Do you think you have this? Do you know anyone who has this? Do you think this is cool? Did you know what it was already? Don0t you think the brain is amazing? Tell me everything!!!!

I hope you liked this post as much as I liked making it! I’ve been wanting to tell you since the very day I found out! I hope y’all have na mazing day and an amazing week! See ya soon!

Massive hugs!
Ana Regina 💎

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27 thoughts on “I Have Synesthesia, What is it?

  1. finally someone explained it!!
    I have this too and mainly for me it’s with voices reminding me of certain tastes. like I have this one friend who’s voice reminds me so much of cold apple juice and I have NO CLUE why!! I’m so happy you made this post and explained it properly because everybody I know seemed to think I’m just a weirdo haha

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    • You have it? Omg that’s so cool! *high five*
      And omg tastes? That’s really cool, I associate voices with color and shapes 😛
      Apple juice? That’s so cool!
      Awww no problem! And omg yeah, every time I tell someone I have it and what it is they look at me with a weird face hahaha 😛

      P.S. I’m sorry for the late reply 😦

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  2. This is super interesting, thanks for sharing😊 When you see letters or numbers in colours, are they always the same colour?, for example, do you always see the letter E as orange, or does it change?☺️ Excited to read your future posts on this!🌈

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    • Thank you, I’m glad it was interesting! 😀 And no problem, thank YOU for reading! 😀

      And great question! Letter e is always orange, however I see words in colors too, not necessarily all the letters. For instance the word biology is yellow, however is had o’s in it and it doesn’t make it blue (o’s are blue for me). I really don’t know why.

      And thank you, I’ll make another one explaining the types very soon!!! 😀 ❤

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    • Yaaaaay I’m glad you learned something with my post! 😀 You read more about it? That’s so great!!!! 🙂 And no problem at all, thanks for reading! And yaaaay, it is!!!! 😀 ❤

      P.S. I'm sorry for the late reply 😦

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  3. Oooh I didn’t know this was a condition but I had it since I was a kid. I have it with days of the week but I’m blaming it on the days of the week underwear my mom got me when I was a kid and to this day:

    Sunday – Yellow
    Monday – Orange
    Tuesday – Light blue
    Wednesday – Pink
    Thursday – Dark blue
    Friday – Green
    Saturday – Purple

    And it’s been that way for me ever since. I have the same things with letters like d is green and g is orange but this might have been the elementary alphabets I’ve seen all my life. Nothing is black when I think about it now.

    I also have words associated with things like if you say Saturday it’ll be a purple word Saturday. But it doesn’t bother me in every day life and I don’t really think about it too much anymore.

    Super cool post!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    • OMG YOU HAVE IT TOO??? WOW THIS IS AMAZING!!! And lol the underwear, I had colored underwear too with the days of the week 🙂
      Yeah it doesn’t bother me either, like it’s always there, but it’s in the back of your head, you know?
      Omg now I think of it, maybe we could do a collab about synesthesia? 😛

      And thank you so much!!!!!!! 😀 Oh and no problem!!!!!!

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  4. This seems so cool! I don’t have synthesia, but when I seen the Billie Eilish video, and she was talking about creating something for her songs, where people would know what it was like in her mind etc. I was fascinated. Thanks for educating us all, aha x

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  5. this is really cool tbh. having a colour for a word would be awesome.itll cure me of my indecisiveness while doing a school project. (im not sure if i explained that right but u get the idea…..)

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