Two years ago, I shared my experinces as a synesthete in this blog-space in a post entitled ‘Walking the spiral, feeling in colour’. This latest post – originally written for my ‘other’ website, Health Reunited, picks up the baton, looks at the phenomenon known as Mirror Touch Synesthesia and explores how this might be related to fibromyalgia.
Top of the most interesting topics to write about this week, and not for the first time, is the subject of synesthesia which is something I’ve been aware of having all my life, though I only discovered the word used to label the phenomenon when I was in my twenties. My original post, called Walking a spiral, feeling in colour, was published over two years ago and my reason for choosing to talk about it again is that I’ve been giving some thought to ways in which I believe it might be intricately connected to fibromyalgia.
Synesthesia is a phenomenon where the usually distinct senses used to gather information get muddled up and crossed over – for instance numbers, letters and words may be perceived as colour; sounds as words, visual images or smells; scent may trigger acute emotions or even touch sensations…and so on. Much of my own…
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