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I can taste the TV.

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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 08:33 AM
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One night a few years ago I fell asleep on the sofa ( I might have mentioned this one before). When I woke up my mouth was filled with the flavour of bubblegum. It was that pink taste of bubblicious/bazooka joe type gum. I was facing the back of the sofa and when I turned round a group of teens were having a conversation when a girl suddenly blew a huge pink bubble and burst it.

I forgot about this till a couple of experiences I've had in the last two weeks.

I watch movies from the PC that I've wired to the telly. First was a korean movie and while sitting there I started to taste and smell pot noodle. The scene then changed to someone stuffing their mouth with what was probably black bean noodles, from a plastic pot. A night or so later, again watching a movie, I got the smell of yorkshire puddings and gravy and in the very next scene the camera zoomed in through a kitchen where the mum was dishing out potatoes, then yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings.

Sounds kinda like synasthesia, but can't be, because I'm tasting just before the scene apppears. Might just be coincidence, but I wonder if anyone on ATS has had a similar experience? I know this is similar to knowing the phone is about to ring just before the phone rings, or singing a song only to hear the same one when you turn the radio on, but has anyone had it with food?




posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 08:35 AM
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Never heard this one before so will be interesting to see what theory's pop up.

Very strange.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 08:42 AM
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Reading the thread title I though you were silly enouth to eat your TV.

But No, never heard of that one but I'd steer clear of cooking shows if you don't like the food being cooked.
I guess it's just a variety of deja vu..

BTW, I cook a mean yorkshire pud and with gravy, mmmm, yummy.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 08:46 AM
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It is possible, I have heard of this happening, where memories of objects/items criss-cross into other sense memories and they are recalled vividly.

Sounds to me like a form of hypnosis/hallucination. This could be through you being open to the suggestions made by the videos.

This also could be a neurological disorder or even a tumor of some sort.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 08:50 AM
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It could be some type of wierd subliminal advertizing beaming into your head making you think you taste the stuff on screen. I've heard they are working on smell-o-vision.

I wouldn't be surprised if they found some way to subtly influence your brain in this manner and were testing it out in your area. Science today has gone way beyone the science fiction of my youth and nothing they come up with surprises me anymore.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 08:51 AM
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Kinda sort of reminds me of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory... when Wonka transports a chocolate bar, and then a kid from reality to the tv.

Maybe you're tasting the millions of cells that create the image?

I got no other explination, I'm sorry. But it is very interesting and it'll be crazy to see what other people think. Can't say I've ever heard of this before, it may all just be psychological like you said, but who knows?



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 08:55 AM
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Originally posted by FortAnthem
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It could be some type of wierd subliminal advertizing beaming into your head making you think you taste the stuff on screen. I've heard they are working on smell-o-vision.

I wouldn't be surprised if they found some way to subtly influence your brain in this manner and were testing it out in your area. Science today has gone way beyone the science fiction of my youth and nothing they come up with surprises me anymore.


Now that's a scary thought, but nah, they wouldn't.......would they?



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 08:55 AM
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You are experiencing a psychological effect. I forget the proper term for it, but what basically happens when one of your senses "sees" something and the rest don't the brain fills in those gaps.

So on tv you only see bubble gum but your brain smells it and tastes it too.

A great example of this in day to day activites is when you are talking to someone and suddenly they go " did you smell/see/hear that?" and there was nothing there, chances are something you just said triggered a memory in their brain, means they are paying very close attention to you or are possibly interested in you.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 08:56 AM
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Originally posted by backinblack
Reading the thread title I though you were silly enouth to eat your TV.



Haha, like them strange men that eat glass tumblers or whole bicycles. Wonder what my kids would think if I ate the telly?



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 08:58 AM
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Originally posted by Dr. Strange
You are experiencing a psychological effect. I forget the proper term for it, but what basically happens when one of your senses "sees" something and the rest don't the brain fills in those gaps.

So on tv you only see bubble gum but your brain smells it and tastes it too.

A great example of this in day to day activites is when you are talking to someone and suddenly they go " did you smell/see/hear that?" and there was nothing there, chances are something you just said triggered a memory in their brain, means they are paying very close attention to you or are possibly interested in you.


This would be a logical explanation but the op stated that his senses are reacting before he sees it on television. Taking that under consideration it would start pushing any explanation out into weird areas. I'd say either he has a sort of premonition followed by what you described or that there is some sort of subliminal message ahead of time he is able to pick up on.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by backinblack

Originally posted by FortAnthem
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It could be some type of wierd subliminal advertizing beaming into your head making you think you taste the stuff on screen. I've heard they are working on smell-o-vision.

I wouldn't be surprised if they found some way to subtly influence your brain in this manner and were testing it out in your area. Science today has gone way beyone the science fiction of my youth and nothing they come up with surprises me anymore.


Now that's a scary thought, but nah, they wouldn't.......would they?


Would it really be such a bad thing to be able to taste the foods on screen? Some shows would be awesome with this feature.

I would stay away from porn though...




posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 08:59 AM
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mmmmmm
yorkshire puddin with all the trimings
i had 1 filled with a sunday dinner
it was bloody marvelous
op i know where ur coming from
im bloody drooling now

oh yeh
Toad in the hole mmmmmmmm
edit on 4-8-2011 by davesmart because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 09:02 AM
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Originally posted by wigit

Sounds kinda like synasthesia, but can't be, because I'm tasting just before the scene apppears.


I think it probably still is synesthesia. I also have synesthesia - though of different varieties than you - and I believe it can function in a kind of anticipatory mode. It does in me.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 09:04 AM
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Now see, we've figured where the taste comes from..
I can taste my last pud perfectly.


Now we just need to figure how the OP tastes it before he sees the ad.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by FortAnthem

I would stay away from porn though...




oh man, I can only imagine...
gross



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 09:07 AM
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Originally posted by davesmart
mmmmmm
yorkshire puddin with all the trimings
i had 1 filled with a sunday dinner
it was bloody marvelous
op i know where ur coming from
im bloody drooling now

oh yeh
Toad in the hole mmmmmmmm
edit on 4-8-2011 by davesmart because: (no reason given)


OH YEH!! Toad in the hole!

I'll have to pay more attention when this happens. Maybe I'm just really hungry?

The only other thing I can think of is them tests where they get the subject to look at pictures and measure their moods as they view. Scientists have discovered their moods reflect the photo matter in an instant BEFORE they see the photo. Dunno what the test project is called. I'll have to do a google.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 09:07 AM
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Originally posted by andriod

Originally posted by FortAnthem

I would stay away from porn though...




oh man, I can only imagine...
gross


And I don't want to imagine..

I'll stick with the yorkshire pudding thanks.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 09:11 AM
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I would love to have that useful tool. I would watch Food Network all day once again, and know what recipes I would actually like!!!! Man I envy you. I can't explain what you have maybe some kind of extrasensory taste? I have had extrasensory smells, before 9/11 While I was getting into the car to go to college, I smelled thick smoke, never saw any just smelled I walked around our small block looking for a fireplace to be going or expecting really a house to be on fire. An hour later the first tower was hit and the smell I described was being said over the news by New Yorkers by the area of the towers, I lived in NJ, we ended up getting the smell the following day (south jersey) at the same time in the morning as I had smelled it the day before, but we were expecting it then, the news predicted the wind bringing the smell down to us at that time.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 09:14 AM
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I have an urge to lick the TV whenever Johnny Depps on.
Does that count?



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 09:22 AM
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Well, sometimes when I am about to eat food, or am thinking about it, I get the same sensations as though I were experiencing the food. Like if I were to see a sour Lemon flavored candy, once I processed the flavor in my mind, I have the same reaction, as though I were eating the sour candy. Not perhaps the sweet and nice flavors, but the bite of the lemon is what really stands out.

I do believe it has to do with the power of our mind, and the creation of our own reality.

Or I can taste with my brain, whichever works better.



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