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Fri, Apr. 13th, 2012, 11:53 am

I figured out recently that in my time-space synaesthesia, I am always oriented within October. For example, if I hear that someone's birthday is in June, it takes me a minute to think "is that in the near future or recently past?" and then I find myself placed in October, and have to move the "time strip" backwards-and-to-the-right in order to figure out what month it is currently. (Complicated!) This usually means that my "October orientation" is situated in the past October, not any specific year and not usually in the future. (I don't find myself sliding the time strip forward-and-to-the-left which would tell me that I was looking into the past from my October orientation.) haha, very complicated to explain synaesthesia in words! And it still doesn't capture it.

Does anyone else with time/space synaesthesia find that "now" is a somewhat stagnant orientation like that? I can't think of a logical reason for October, either. (Not that "A" should logically be red or "N" blue, but there they are.)

Fri, Apr. 13th, 2012 06:23 pm (UTC)

(Not that "A" should logically be red or "N" blue, but there they are.)

Don't be silly, "A" is yellow and "N" brown! ;-)

I don't get the same thing you do, but I do find that timelines undulate. So if I'm trying to place where in a week or a year something happens, I find myself thinking about whether it's high or low or on a rising or falling gradient. So for example Wednesday (blue) is taller than Tuesday (yellow), and August (orange-yellow) is high after which it goes downhill into September (brownish).

Fri, Apr. 13th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)

Wow! Yet another example of synesthesia that I would absolutely love to actually see visually represented.

Sat, Apr. 14th, 2012 02:28 am (UTC)

Haha! Yellow and brown?? You are the one who is clearly silly!! ;)

Your gradients are interesting! Days/months have colors and "blocks" (in a 3D, rigid sense in my mind, like Unifix Cubes) for me. Though the color remains the same, the blocks change height based on where I am in the week/month and whether I have the day off or something scheduled (and this can be broken incrementally down to little minute-sized blocks). And! Oh, I don't think I've ever thought about this until explaining it right now -- the height of the block drains as the day loses minutes, as it dwindles into nighttime, it shrinks down.

trying to place where in a week or a year something happens... Do you mean if you are trying to remember an event of the past? Or if someone says an event will take place on, say, August 19th? Does the gradient change at all depending on how close/far away the time period is from current?

Sat, Apr. 14th, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)

i do have a visual representation in my head of time, often a strip with boxes for days, or years.

Tue, Dec. 11th, 2012 05:02 am (UTC)

I just found this community, but yes! I'm always in July :)