But first what exactly is Synesthesia?
It’s defined as being a neurological phenomenon in which a person’s brain is cross wired in its responses to stimuli. Poets, artists and writers often speak in terms such as “painting with a rainbow of words” or “tasting the bitter ash of defeat”. Though this may sound fanciful, modern science has found through extensive brain imaging that some people literal experience a cross impression of the senses.
For example the regions of the brain that regulate the visual processing field might respond when a subject with synesthesia is exposed to say a smell. The images of the intracranial activity would show not just the olfactory section of the brain lighting up with activity. Kinda crazy huh?
The most common form of synesthesia is grapheme-color synesthesia, in which people perceive individual letters of the alphabet and numbers to be “shaded” or “tinged” with a color. Other synesthetes commingle sounds with scents, sounds with shapes, or shapes with flavors.”
The psychedelic 60s seem to be full of “mind-expanding” experiences that are similar. However a better example that doesn’t involve a synthetic induced state would be Fantasia; a great film that expresses “seeing music” as it is interpreted by Disney’s artists in multiple vignettes for classic works of music.
So we are all capable of rewiring our cognitive pathways and tapping into new ways of processing our imprinted sense memories it seems. This bodes for interesting sexual implications
What do you think? Are you able to experience sexual excitement from different sweet spots or experiences? Do you think this might be partially what forms fetishes? This vox fox
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