'George Bush is like crusty potato'

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    Here is an article about a condition called 'synaesthesia', which apparently makes your brain confuse words and tastes!

    the weirdest medical complaint of all time? :confused:
     
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    I have this condition and there are many forms of it. Sometimes it's great and other times its completely annoying. For the most part I get tastes and sensations from sound. I envy people with milder forms of it but I wouldnt give mine up for anything.
     
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    Weird - it seems useful to him though. Hum...interesting.
     
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    wow... thats kinda cool... i wonder what lustlover would taste like.... :biggrin1:
     
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    Apparently you're unfamiliar with the effects of lysergic acid diethylamide.
     
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    are there patterns to what you taste? i mean can you associate certain sounds with the tastes of certain things, or is it just a weird sensation on your tongue?

    it does sound like it would be fun, for a while at least! :tongue:
     
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    is that a medical complaint?!

    i ate (what i thought were) psilocybin mushrooms once and got as sick as i've ever been*, that it's for me and psychadelic experiences :frown1:





    *never trust people with an INTERNET knowledge of dangerous substances
     
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    I get the same tastes from the same things rarely do I get them from names but I get sweet\sour tastes from a lot of words. Some times its like actually tasting and sometimes it's an after taste sort of thing. Mix that with grapheme and its trouble. If I'm tired it takes forever to read or write things because of the confusion.
     
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    I dunno if it's considered a complaint, but synaesthesia is the medical term for the phenomenon commonly experienced when people take a recreational dose of LSD.

    Fascinating organ, the human brain. Makes even the biggest cock seem boring by comparison. :biggrin1:
     
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    I have it, but my form is mild, sensing notes as pictures, touch as lines, some interest in geometrical forms and movement, smells as coloration.

    There was a book written by one R. A. Luria, called MIND OF A MEMNONMIST. (sp?), which detailed the crowded life of a man who recalled just about everything that happened to him as it pertained to his multiple input.

    Then I read recently BORN ON A BLUE DAY, by another savant, who explained he was able to multiply two large numbers together and get an answer very quickly by putting the shapes of the numbers together and reading the resulting form.

    Having used various psychedelics, I have been able to see about the heightening of synaethesia to interesting extremes. These sessions did not clear up some of my dyslexia. Effort has.

    I don't think Bush has this this condition. He has a mind besotted from alcohol and cocaine abuse and the resulting frayed ends of his neurons always speak "bafflegab". He not not like a custy potato chip. Something on my shoe that won't quite wipe off and makes my leg feel green and funny, is George W. Bush.

    Every now and then I see interesting things, only because of the way they're arranged, or have geometric arrangements that can be deduced as an equation.

    Often the words will alter to shapes, but the pitch must be good for the shape to have interesting form. Tastes don't register as shapes for me.

    There are weirder medical "complaints". Check out any given book by Oliver Sacks, and read on.
     
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    Omg, I know someone with lexical-gustatory synaethesia too :smile:
    He tastes salt and vinegar walkers crisps when he hears someone say 'love' :biggrin1:
     
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    Have you used any other types of drug to alter the effects of it?
    I know someone who uses weed to dull the effects of it ocasionaly.
     
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    Does he get the same thing form reading the word?
     
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    ayahuasca, fungus, LSD, cactus, weed, speed, amyl nitrate, opium,yopo, kava, etc....do not do anything for me but increase the effect. Ditto for meditation and the use of a strobe during meditation. There's a rise of effect. Its genetic hardwiring effect. I'm not too upset about it.
     
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    That wasn't a crust, that was dried stupidity sauce.:tongue:
     
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    I have heard of this condition before and find it quite interesting. I'm glad you have learned to embrace or at least live with it.:cool:


     
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    There was a House MD. Episode about synesthesia.
     
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    My choir director in high school always described the sound she wanted as colors. I wonder if she had this condition. :confused: What's weird is that since then whenever I hear a new song which I like, I imagine the colors it would make. :tongue:


     
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