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Kanye West and Synesthesia

Posted by: Jason Tate (08/15/12)
Kanye West says he has "Synesthesia" where he sees music as colors. This adds Kanye to a list that includes quite a few popular musicians.

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02:00 PM on 08/15/12
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exactly how do you become diagnosed with this? smells like bullshit to me. "Oh yeah I'm such a serious aahhhrrtist that I SEE music as colors..."
02:01 PM on 08/15/12
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Is this real life?
02:01 PM on 08/15/12
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Awesome ability.

heartbreak incarnate
02:03 PM on 08/15/12
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exactly how do you become diagnosed with this? smells like bullshit to me. "Oh yeah I'm such a serious aahhhrrtist that I SEE music as colors..."
I've met people that do it (dated one, Patrick Stump, John Mayer). It's definitely not bullshit.
02:07 PM on 08/15/12
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I presumed everybody does to some extent? That's the news to me.

EDIT: Just played a few chords -
Am = red
Em = brown
G = green
D = blue
02:07 PM on 08/15/12
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I think I have it too. Every time I play music on iTunes, my screen starts changing colors and the colors accelerate and react to changes in the music.
02:08 PM on 08/15/12
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I think I have it to. Every time I play music on iTunes, my screen starts changing colors and the colors accelerate and react to changes in the music.
02:10 PM on 08/15/12
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I think I have it to. Every time I play music on iTunes, my screen starts changing colors and the colors accelerate and react to changes in the music.
Wait, that happens to me too!
02:14 PM on 08/15/12
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This kind of stuff really fascinates me. With the power we are starting to get the ability to transfer brain activity to video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsjDn..._ embedded#!), I would love to see what people with this see.
02:14 PM on 08/15/12
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Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West. Makes a ton of sense.
02:14 PM on 08/15/12
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I'm sorry, but I just can't buy that this is an actual condition. I'm not doubting that something to this effect can take place in peoples minds, but I feel like it is just that--a product of your conscious mind, not something actually caused by a real mental condition that affects many people.

I really have no idea what I'm talking about though so I could be wrong.
it's absolutely a condition.
02:17 PM on 08/15/12
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Not buying it... He's an attention mongering whore, he's just saying it to keep his name out there... What a ffff'in joke.
02:18 PM on 08/15/12
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I'm sorry, but I just can't buy that this is an actual condition. I'm not doubting that something to this effect can take place in peoples minds, but I feel like it is just that--a product of your conscious mind, not something actually caused by a real mental condition that affects many people.

I really have no idea what I'm talking about though so I could be wrong.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

Enjoy learning something new then.

And more in-depth:

http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl...%2C38&as_sdtp=
02:20 PM on 08/15/12
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Not buying it... He's an attention mongering whore, he's just saying it to keep his name out there... What a ffff'in joke.

Kanye West doesnt have to do shit to keep his name out there bro.
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