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A person who experiences synesthesia.
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Born in a leap year, she has the rarest blood type and is a colorblind synesthete.
Yes, I'm a creative synesthete with an overactive imagination, but I like to think of myself as eminently logical at the end of the day.
Considering the possibility of a similarity in underlying mechanisms between synesthesia and the proposed internal PC mechanism, in our view the synesthete population may be a good point to start for examining this hypothesis.
Torke's been described as a synesthete who sees music as colours - and this concerto, variations on a four-note "motto" with big brass and percussion punctuation marks, would no doubt be vivid primaries.
Once you're finished, turn the page upside-down to learn what a synesthete would see.
One does not need to be a synesthete like Messiaen or Scriabin to appreciate how vital the sensory realm is in music making.
El Santon presents face-color synesthesia (the brain region responsible for face recognition is associated with the color-processing region); touch-mirror synesthesia (when the synesthete observes a person who is being touched or is experiencing pain, s/he experiences the same); high empathy (the ability to feel what other person is feeling), and schizotypy (certain personality traits in healthy people involving slight paranoia and delusions).
She is a synesthete and the first journalist to have interviewed Itzhak Perlman, Billy Joel, and the family of Marilyn Monroe about their synesthesia.
Crucial to an understanding of the tousled dynamism in Cepeda's work and life is a recognition of its roots in the principles of English poet, painter, and synesthete William Blake (or "el viejo Blake"), who united opposing ideas and whose aphorism "The Road of Excess leads to the Palace of Wisdom," Cepeda used to open Los cuentos de Juana.
Around the same time Schonberg and Kandinsky first met, the composer and synesthete Alexander Scriabin was working on the never-completed Mysterium, of which he said: "There will not be a single spectator.
He appropriates two motifs: (1) an innocent synesthete to store and share communal memories and (2) scattered paratexts which represent the nonlinearity and atemporal nature of connections.
The Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, arguably the most famous synesthete, associated colors with specific tones and invented a "color organ" (clavier a lumieres) that anticipated the 1960s by half a century; its use resulted in orchestral performances with light shows.