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Hearing Color (03:15)

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Julie loves the glorious colors associated with the sound of a rooster crowing. John tastes chocolate when he hears particular sounds. Marcia heard bagpipes when she looked at the surface of a pond. Mandi remembers phone numbers by their hues.

Synesthesia (03:27)

Until John read a newspaper article about synesthesia in later life, he thought that everyone saw the days of the week as various shades of blue. Synesthetic people are born with a condition that leaves a mingling of the senses instead of separating them.

Perception (04:45)

Synesthetics tend to keep their perceptions to themselves. Most assume, until they learn about their conditions, that everyone experiences sound and colors in the same way. Children learn not to share their perceptions out of fear of bullying or mockery.

Talent (03:26)

John sees each of the days of the week in different colors. Julie's incredible sense of color makes her a multi-talented artist. Marcia's brilliant photography arises out of her synesthesia.

Reality (04:33)

Synesthesia can make one overly-sensitive to sounds in general. Julie shares her experiences. Marcia is often wrong about the source of an external sound. Synesthetics spend much of their lives managing their conditions.

Perspective (02:51)

Synesthesia is a language, the body's way of speaking. Synesthetics get enjoyment from their experiences.

Credits: I Hear with My Eyes (01:15)

Credits: I Hear with My Eyes

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I Hear with My Eyes


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Julie loves the glorious colors associated with the sound of a rooster crowing, while Mandi remembers phone numbers by their hues. Until John read a newspaper article about synesthesia in later life, he thought that everyone saw the days of the week as various shades of blue. In this program, people with synesthesia describe their experiences and perceptions, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of having a condition in which the barriers between the senses are dissolved. While it might seem like a psychedelic drug trip to the 96 percent of the population who don’t have synesthesia, those who do report that “You don’t go around saying, ‘Oh, wow!’… it’s just the way we perceive life.” (24 minutes)

Length: 24 minutes

Item#: BVL47373

ISBN: 978-1-62102-304-3

Copyright date: ©2011

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