Synesthesia and the Synesthetic Experience

** Synesthete Perspectives **


Carol is an artist who lives and works in New York City. She has experienced synesthesia for as long as she can remember, perceiving colors in numbers, letters and when hearing certain sounds. Selected forms of touch like acupressure and acupuncture also lead to the perception of both colors and shapes.

[Carol's colored letters]
Carol's synesthetic alphabet


Karen is a language researcher and project manager living in Boston. Her synesthesia dates back to childhood and involves the perception of colors when viewing text or hearing spoken words. A meeting she had with Professor Rosalyn Picard of the MIT Media Lab led to the effort culminating in this web site.

[Karen's colored letters]
Karen's synesthetic alphabet

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