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Hello everyone :)

Here are three bits of synesthesia news to welcome in the new year.

:bulletgreen: www.popularmechanics.com/scien…
A series of accidents disrupted a woman's synesthesia, and a lightning strike removed it entirely for some time. Have any of you had your synesthesia decrease or disappear as a result of some trauma?

:bulletblue: www.smithsonianmag.com/science…
British music company BitterSuite is promoting the idea that sensory connections occur on an exciting spectrum through a series of unconventional musical performances. As someone who sees synesthesia as a trait that manifests on the high end of sensory connection rather than a black and white concept, this is very encouraging!

:bulletyellow: www.livescience.com/57426-syne…
Some recent research suggests that synesthesia development could be connected to being bilingual or learning new languages, stirring debate. What are your thoughts?
My own experience with this is mixed....interestingly enough, while I am bilingual and can read two different alphabets, I only have strong synesthetic connections for the English language. However, I do get particular "feelings" when speaking certain words in all languages and particularly when learning a new language. The feelings are almost like a tangible presence in my mouth and give me particular sensations that help me remember the meaning of words.
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What happens when the senses lose their borders?

Welcome! This is a group dedicated to those who have or are interested in synesthesia.

Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon in which senses and/or cognitive pathways involuntarily cross. For many of us, it is also a fascinating way of life.

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THE BASICS
Synesthesia can manifest itself in a variety of ways. For some people, letters have color. Other synesthetes can see music. Some personify different objects, numbers, and days of the week. A rare few can smell sound. Another type of synesthesia involves feeling sensations due to certain sounds or tastes. Mental maps of numbers and months are also synesthetic.

People can also have synesthesia at varying levels of intensity; some may merely associate things mentally, while others experience them physically. Though people often think of having synesthesia in black and white terms, perhaps it's more accurate to see it as a condition with gradient and variety.

DO I HAVE SYNESTHESIA?
The key to knowing if you have synesthesia lies in whether you have involuntary connection(s) between the senses.

There is great diversity in synesthesia, and many synesthetes have more than one type. Here are a few websites with good information (keep in mind that no resource is fully comprehensive):
www.daysyn.com/index.html
www.synesthesiatest.org/
faculty.washington.edu/chudler…

Synesthesia may actually be fairly common (at low levels of intensity, at least) because humans are connectors by nature. However, part of what makes it so unknown is the fact that many synesthetes don't talk about it because they believe it is normal or have received negative reactions from non-synesthetes.

GROUP RULES
:bulletgreen: You're welcome to join whether or not you have synesthesia.
:bulletgreen: All artwork must be clearly connected to synesthesia.
:bulletgreen: Any form of art is accepted, but avoid adult content.
:bulletgreen: Keep an eye out for weekly journal posts.
:bulletgreen: If you ever have any concerns, questions, suggestions, or just want to say hello...don’t hesitate to contact me, eivanly

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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016   Writer
Sorry, I don't have this condition, although perhaps a bit of the Synesthesia and Empathy... but only because I'm been somewhat empath most my life.  I don't think I'd have much art to contribute because my brain seems to work more in the usual ways.  Interesting though.  Anyhow I have to decline the offer.  Maybe sometime in future?  Good luck with the group!  I ran one years ago, was fun, but couldn't keep up with it, so had to end it.
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eivanly Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
Thanks :) Keep in mind this is a group open to all regardless of whether or not they have synesthesia. 
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mayoua Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Just added 2 features :P 
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eivanly Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
Wonderful :)
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mayoua Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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werevixeneye Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How did you know I have Synesthesia? Jawdrop 
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eivanly Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
Hello there :) I do a lot of scavenging on Deviantart for people who either post art about synesthesia or mention it in comments. I'm not exactly sure how I stumbled upon you, but I'm glad you're here!
What type(s) of synesthesia do you have? 
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werevixeneye Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have mild form of this. I don't see it in real world but in imagination but it's strong feeling that it should be like this (for example A is something like #c6a500).
I associate letters, numbers, sometimes words, months with different colors. Sometimes other things like sounds with touch, feelings. It's quite easy for me to think how this sound would smell but it's not physical reaction like seeing real fly. It's only in my head. I don't know which of these is normal for all of people.
But some of these colors are broken like for example #47465a so sometimes it's difficult to quickly name them but they're in my head. (F is a broken color)
I also feel what other people are touching. (I even didn't know this is sign of synesthesia before I read about it o: ) for example almost physical pain.
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eivanly Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
Sounds like you have a very complex and varied mix of associations. Does having mirror-touch synesthesia ever bother you, or do you appreciate having it?
I know what you mean by not seeing things in the real world, but as strong mental associations/feelings. That's how my synesthesia works too. 
I'm curious, what do you mean by F being a broken color? 
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star-kwafie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
So glad this group exists. Where else to put my synesthesia artwork? :D
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