Take our Synesthesia quiz (below) to see whether you have any traits of Synesthesia.
Do you have any traits of Synesthesia?
Our Synesthesia quiz helps to see if you have any traits of Synesthesia. There are a number of questions throughout the quiz that ask you questions regarding how you perceive things, and other areas.
Please note that the quiz is just to see if you have any traits of Synesthesia- it does not diagnose Synesthesia. Unfortunately, we don't have the capabilities to offer diagnosis. If you score highly on the Synesthesia quiz, we would recommend speaking to your GP.
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What is Synesthesia?
Synaesthesia is a neurological trait or condition that results in a joining or merging of senses that aren’t normally connected. People who have Synesthesia are referred to as Synesthetes. They often “see” music as colours when they hear it, and “taste” textures like “round” or “pointy” when they eat foods.
If you have synesthesia, your senses tend to intertwine, giving your perceptions of the world with an additional dimension. For example when you bite into a food, you may also feel its geometric shape: round, sharp, or square.
When you’re feeling emotional over a person you love, you may see colours playing in your field of vision, when your close your eyes.
Another example is when you may be reading, you may hear voices in your head that accompany the words you are reading. It may also feel like a characterizing of each sentence with an identity of its own. It is similar to if when you speak on the street.
All the above are what a person with synesthesia may experience.
Common challenges of Synesthesia:
- Exhaustion caused by Overstimulation
- Sensory Overload
- Mistaken as signs of mental illness.
"I see coloured auras around people."
"The word "like" tastes of yoghurt, the name "Martin" has the tastes and texture of a warm bakewell tart."
"I always think of numbers / alphabet / calendar as having a particular spatial form."
Common Synesthesia strengths
Imaginative / creative
Having Synesthesia means that you experience the world differently. This means that their perspective will be new and intriguing to the rest of us. It is their unique perspective that makes them special.
Extremely Good Memory
People with Synesthesia have a good memory in the areas of music & vocabulary. Depending on the type of Synesthesia you have, your abilities are different.
Multi Modal Processing
This superpower enables a person with Synesthesia to process things quickly and also to recall and connect things that they may have seen / experienced. This ability of compare, contract and consolidation is innate to Synesthetes.
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- Creative work/ strategy
- Singer / Songwriter
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