Joseph Martin III joseph.martin54 at
Sat Jun 29 21:09:25 EST 2002

"Joseph Martin III" <joseph.martin54 at> wrote in message
news:SztT8.11617$vr5.9869 at
> "GOGAR" <angenent at> wrote in message
> news:afhnmp$1j9j$1 at
> > 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
> more
> > people i talk to about this, the more it becomes clear that i have a
> unique
> > 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
> people
> > 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
> fall
> > 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
> >
> There is a recent book of the topic of synesthesia.  I cannot think of the
> title of it at the moment.  I remember seeing it in one of the book
> that we get at may be called something like The Man Who Tasted
> Shapes......I'll look on Monday when I am back at the office and give you
> the publishing info.  It is a rare phenomnon, but you are not the only
> -Joseph III

Actually just did a quick internet search.  The book is indeed The Man Who
Tasted Shapes, by Richard E. Cytowic.  You can get it through  I
would also imagine Barnes and Noble, or any other dealers could get ahold of
it as well.

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