Synesthesia

1st December 2014

Synesthesia is a fascinating condition that affects the way that people see, taste, experience and engage with things around them leading people to hear colours or taste numbers.

Arising from mixed up brain signals it opens up another layer of experience in the way that we engage with stimuli and something that is of real interest in the way that we experience and engage with colour.

As part of my Practitioner in Residence at Chelsea I ran a series of colour workshops asking the students to open up their minds to 'The taste of colour, the smell of colour, the touch of colour: A workshop to explore how colour is not just a visual sense'.

The results were a much more thoughtful approach to colour which were captured in a series of colour studies, but what is more interesting is that a group of scientists at the University of Sussex think that it is actually possible to teach synesthesia.

The results were temporary, but it appears that the brain can perhaps be re conditioned to experiencing on different levels and therefore letting us into the wonderful world of synesthesia.

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