A young woman can taste music

Swiss researchers are studying a young woman whose synaesthesia permits her to taste music!?! Musical intervals such as a minor 3rd or a perfect 5th are experienced as different flavors on her tongue. This is rather unusual; most cases report being able to see sounds.

I wish I could do that.

via csmonitor.com

Posted: March 24th, 2005
Categories: bizarre, blog
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Comments: 2 Comments.
Comment from Tiffany - 24 Mar ’05 at 4:58 pm

Just a thought to throw in that autistic savants can “see” and “taste” arithmetic–i have to find the article on it, but in general the scientists are thinking that it is a function of the brain that manifests as autism that we can all tap into — it is a long the same vein as this really–pretty crazy stuff that human brain–too bad we cant use it right!
Did i read that article from you??

Comment from me - 24 Mar ’05 at 8:26 pm

does this mean that badly produced music might taste yucky?