Joseph Martin III joseph.martin54 at
Sat Jun 29 21:02:18 EST 2002

"Mark D. Morin" <mdmpsyd at> wrote in message
news:3D1CE142.CB7A183A at
> GOGAR wrote:
> >
> > I think i just discovered that i have synesthesia, and i'm quite shocked
> > that nobody else feels the way i do about letters and words..  but the
> > people i talk to about this, the more it becomes clear that i have a
> > condition..
> > But anyways.. i'm not really concerned with it because i've always been
> > fine..
> >
> > Although i do recall some strange things from my childhood that i
> > seen documented anywhere..   so i'm wondering if there are any other
> > with the same experience.. or if it could be explained.
> >
> > When i used to lie in bed ready to go to sleep, just waiting for me to
> > asleep..  occasionally i would get "Zapped"    as if i received a single
> > electric shock..  i would see a flash of colored patterns  and hear a
> > sound..   and i would be more awake again..  very irritating actually..
> >
> > I remember 1 person in high school saying he had the same..  but i have
> > contact with him anymore
> >
> > Maybe some of you know what this could be.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Chris
> To be honest, this doesn't sound like synesthesia. My understanding of
> the term, and this may be less than accurate, is a crossing over of
> sensory modalities--hearing colors, seeing sound, etc.
> m
> --
> ====================================================
> "How do you do Nothing?" asked Pooh. "Well, it's when people call out
> at you just as you're going off to do it, `What are you going to do,
> Christopher Robin?' and you say, `Oh, nothing' and then you go and do
> it. It means just going along, listening to all the things you can't
> hear, and not bothering."
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You would be correct in that Mark.

The above experience sounds more like some form of hypnogognic illusion.  So
I suppose the question for you Gogar would be what are the experiences that
make you think you have synesthesia?

-Joseph III

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