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She Sees Music Because She Has Synesthesia And Decided To Paint It

Melissa S McCracken thought everyone constantly saw colors until she was 15. One fine day, she asked her brother which color the letter C was (canary yellow, just by the way) and that was when she realized that her mind was beyond normal. Synesthesia - a rare neurological condition that affects 1 in 2,000 is made up of two greek words. Syn meaning union and esthesia meaning sensation. It causes her sensory and cognitive pathways to get a bit jumbled while receiving signals. In this condition, the normally individual neural pathways in the brain through which sensory messages travel become inexplicably linked.

In her case, sounds create colors that she can see. Melissa decided to document her experience by describing her thoughts on a canvas with acrylic paints. She listened to some of the best music that the world had to offer and started recording what she saw.
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She Sees Music Because She Has Synesthesia And Decided To Paint It

She Sees Music Because She Has Synesthesia And Decided To Paint It

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John Lennon - Imagine.

John Lennon - Imagine.

Led Zepplin - Since I've been loving you

Led Zepplin - Since I've been loving you

John Mayer - Gravity

John Mayer - Gravity

David Bowie - Life on Mars

David Bowie - Life on Mars

Radiohead - Karma Police

Radiohead - Karma Police

Collin Russel - Carbon

Collin Russel - Carbon

James Blake - Retrograde

James Blake - Retrograde

Stevie Wonder - Seems so long

Stevie Wonder - Seems so long

Prince - Joy in Repetition

Prince - Joy in Repetition

Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing

Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing

The Corrs - All the love in the world

The Corrs - All the love in the world

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