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Originally posted by danny_parkinson
It's a strange one conspiracy fans, but it has been bugging me for a couple of weeks now, something which my girlfriend brought to my attention.
When you think of a number, e.g. the number 7, what (if any) colour comes to mind first? What I am trying to ask is, when you think of a number, does it associate a colour?
Do you see the number 8 as purple? Perhaps the number 5 as red?
If so, does anyone have any idea as to exactly WHY we think of these numbers as these colours? Perhaps through media, social underlinings, propaganda etc...
Perhaps we could start a poll, where people could vote on what number assosciates with what colour. Just a thought.
Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia; from the Ancient Greek σύν syn, "together", and αἴσθησις aisthēsis, "sensation") is a perceptual phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. People who report a lifelong history of such experiences are known as synesthetes.
In one common form of synesthesia, known as grapheme-color synesthesia or color-graphemic synesthesia, letters or numbers are perceived as inherently colored. In spatial-sequence, or number form synesthesia, numbers, months of the year, or days of the week elicit precise locations in space (for example, 1980 may be "farther away" than 1990), or may appear as a three-dimensional map (clockwise or counterclockwise). Synesthetic associations can occur in any combination and any number of senses or cognitive pathways.