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Mon, Jan. 10th, 2011, 08:36 am
awfulxsweet: LSD & Synesthesia

I'm sorry if this isn't allowed!

I have synesthesia, and in the next few weeks I'm going to drop acid for the first time. My friends are nervous about me doing it BECAUSE I have synesthesia. When I smoke weed it's always enhanced and I tell them about it, and so they think acid will be too much and I'll freak out. I think I'll be fine. My question is: if you have synesthesia and have taken LSD, is your synesthesia enhanced that much? Does it do anything weird at all?

Thanks, and again I'm sorry if this is against the rules!

Mon, Jan. 3rd, 2011, 10:26 am
starladear6: Thanks for reports of spam

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Of course, just telling me "hey! there's new spam!" is MUCH better than not saying anything at all, so I still obviously welcome a quick note without links but keep in mind that if I can't find the spam, I can't remove it. :) So, including links is always going to be helpful.

Thanks muchly.

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Sat, Dec. 18th, 2010, 11:16 pm
lynnejamneck: Research for Fiction Novel

Hi everyone,

I'd be very interested to hear from anyone who experiences number-related synaesthesia. I have a character who lives with a particularly overt form of this condition, and have a few questions I feel could lend a deeper understanding of her perspectives.

Feel free to email me at

junonite AT gmail DOT com


Tue, Dec. 14th, 2010, 11:23 pm
eneogei: large-scale synaesthete research project

hello everyone, I'm a cellist from Chicago, finishing out my last year of a graduate performance degree.

one of my major and evolving interests is multimedia sound art/composition. I'm looking to build a database of sound/note/chord to color information from as many synaesthetes as possible- I want to find patterns and similarities so I can build a composition/color-to-sound system based on sound color that's relevant to a larger population than just myself.

I will be working with computer science, music theory/composition, informatics, and media art specialists on the project, and am hoping to submit my ideas for production and collaboration to such groups as Chicago's ICElab (http://iceorg.org/icelab/) and as a major portfolio piece for when I look to go deeper into academia and consistent artistic output outside of what I'm doing with classical cello.

I'm looking for synaesthetes with any combination of the following attributes:

Emotions -> colors
General sounds -> colors
Graphemes -> colors
Musical notes -> colors
Musical sounds -> colors
Personalities -> colors (“auras”)
Time units -> colors
Touch -> colors
Object personification
Musical notes -> flavors
Vision -> sounds
Temperatures -> sounds

this project is still in its infancy, but I think it has fantastic potential, especially with artists of a high level working on its execution. if you exhibit any of the above synaesthetic qualities, and you're interested in taking part in a research poll as part of my sound-color database, please contact me! comment on this post, or email me here:

samantha [dot] gribble [at] gmail [dot] com

Wed, Aug. 25th, 2010, 04:42 pm
dragon_spirit: where did that come from?

I was on the bus today, and I say this guy with a red, scaly nose. When I looked at his nose, I heard this weird, electronic music that I'd never heard before. I was listening to other music at the time, so I turned it off and looked back at his nose. Sure enough, I heard the same music. No other part of his face triggered anything, but his red, scaly nose made me hear music. Maybe it was a one-off thing, maybe just some confused little synapse rubbed the wrong brain cells together or something. I don't know. But whatever it was, it was amusing!

That is weird as hell! I have NEVER heard music from a visual stimulus before. I'm 34 and have had synesthesia for as long as I can remember, but usually I get colors and shapes from sounds and scents/tastes.

Have any of you experienced completely new sensory crossings as you got older?

Wed, Apr. 21st, 2010, 09:56 am
theladysara: Hello from London!

Hi everyone!
I am a graphic design student from the art college, Central Saint Martins in London, and I am doing my final project on synesthesia and at the moment, I would just like to exchange emails with a few people as my final piece involves creating sound through typography based on synesthete's narratives :D

For my final piece, I would be asking one to write a short paragraph based on 3 situations (but I haven't figured out what yet).

I would like to talk to all kinds of synesthetes (especially those who revolve around colour and music)!

If anyone is interested, please let me know as soon as possible :)
also, if you live in London, please state that as well
my email is: me@saralai.com, or just PM me through my LJ

All very exciting!

Thank you so much <3

Mon, Apr. 5th, 2010, 06:50 pm
meghangallagh: Share

My name is Meghan and I'm a film student at RIT. I'm interested in doing a short film (an experimental type documentary) about synaesthesia. I would like to use several different true stories while writing the film. I would be interested in any types of stories that you have to offer, such as  first memories with synaesthesia, specific times that have stood out, anything that stands out to you. If anyone has any stories, experiences, opinions or feelings to share please respond to this or email me at mgg2723@rit.edu. I would love to chat with anyone that is interested in sharing their experience.


Sat, Mar. 27th, 2010, 03:19 pm
denisa1001: Looking for synesthetes...

My name is Denisa and I am a student of psychology interested in synaesthesia . My goal is to increase the general counsciousness about this phenomenom in my country. I´d like to make a research for my bacalar degree´s defence but my teacher are rather skeptic because there is a problem to find some probants. That is why I am searching here for any synesthetes, who would be willing to write or chat with me about their experience and daily life with synesthesia. I would really appreciate your help. Pls, contact me here or via my mail (denisa1001@gmail.com) I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks a lot :-)

Fri, Mar. 12th, 2010, 01:53 pm
julian_b: (no subject)


I am a student who is currently working on a paper for class on synesthesia. I am fascinated with the topic, and I would like to know if anyone grapheme-color or sound-color synesthetes here would like to correspond through email about their experiences. I would appreciate any input that you are willing to provide. 

Thank you,

Julian Brashears

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