What do the following people have in common?
20th century illuminaries? All born in the same year? All wore glasses? Give up?
Well, these famous people are all colour synesthetes – they all experience a phenomenon called “synesthesia” – in which numbers, music, letters etc. are percieved as a colour. This amazing condition is seen in some of the most influential artists, musicians and scientists of the last 300 years.
Around 1in 23 humans have some form of synesthesia – usually in terms of weekdays as in the clip above and commonly in music – which is fascinating! Are you one of these perceptive people?
Have a good Monday (which is blue at Coloursmith Cottage!)
Ian and Shirley