This is a list of notable people who have, or had, the neurological condition synesthesia. Following that, there is a list of people who are often wrongly believed to have had synesthesia because they used it as a device in their art, poetry or music (referred to as pseudo-synesthetes).
Chromesthesia Chromesthesia is a neurological condition and a type of synesthesia in which an individual automatically and involuntarily associates heard sounds with a certain color. All over the world, just about 1% of the people have this condition which is idiosyncratic.
Kanye is part of the cult of synesthesia, a psychological phenomenon that counts geniuses like Pharrell, Lorde, Charli XCX, and Dev Hynes as members. The definition is in the word itself: "syn" is from the ancient Greek word for together, and "aisthesis" is derived from the word sensation.
Duke Ellington (born Edward Kennedy Ellington) was an American big-band leader, composer, and pianist. Born in Washington, D.C., Ellington was a prolific composer and a monolithic figure in jazz, though his compositions encompassed many other genres including film, blues, classical, and gospel.
Grapheme-color synaesthesia or colored grapheme synesthesia is a form of synesthesia in which an individual's perception of numerals and letters is associated with the experience of colors. Like all forms of synesthesia, Grapheme-color synesthesia is involuntary, consistent, and memorable.
Lexical-gustatory synesthesia is a rare form of synesthesia in which spoken and written language (as well as some colors and emotions) causes individuals to experience an automatic and highly consistent taste/smell. The taste is often experienced as a complex mixture of both temperature and texture.
A number form is a mental map of numbers, which automatically and involuntarily appears whenever someone who experiences number-forms thinks of numbers. Numbers are mapped into distinct spatial locations and the mapping may be different across individuals.
Number form synesthesia. Number form synesthesia is a neurological condition that was first documented by Francis Galton. Synesthetes of number form have a mental map of numbers that come involuntarily and automatically whenever someone with the condition thinks of numbers.
Ordinal-linguistic personification (OLP, or personification for short) is a form of synesthesia in which ordered sequences, such as ordinal numbers, days, months and letters are associated with personalities and/or genders (Simner & Hubbard 2006).
Object personification synesthesia emerged for me as an area of exploration! About a year later I followed up the first OS survey with a second, shorter one. Many respondents did report various synesthesia-like experiences, including sensing personalities in objects.
Spatial sequence synesthesia (self.Synesthesia) submitted 1 year ago by lexington4 I have spatial sequence synesthesia in that I visualize the months of the year in a circle going clockwise around my face and I have a really good memory, but when I try to explain this to non-synesthetes, they don't understand what I'm talking about.
Tori Amos performs during soundcheck at Radio City Music Hall on August 13, 2009 in New York City. Image Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images Image Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images Amos experiences an unusual type of synesthesia in which sounds produce different images of lights.