Why Music Can be Orange and Make You Cry

By Ramya Chamkeri To Pharrell Williams, his song “Happy” has always been a jumble of reds and yellows and pinks. "[W]ell ... it's not red, it's more like orange,” Pharrell said. “But then it's a little pink, a little rainbow-y, because of the minor chords or whatever." His condition is called synesthesia, which according to Live … Continue reading Why Music Can be Orange and Make You Cry

Synesthesia: When Monday Sounds Bitter and Friday Smells Orange

By Shreya Parjan A bite of magenta, a whiff of chartreuse. Sensory whirlwinds where numbers breathe colors and violin music brushes softly across the ankles. Beyond mere poetic portrayals of commonplace occurrences, such transcendent, seemingly hallucinatory sensory experiences are all too real for individuals with synesthesia. From Ancient Greek syn, “together,” and aisthēsis, “sensation,” synesthesia is a … Continue reading Synesthesia: When Monday Sounds Bitter and Friday Smells Orange