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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.
How cool is that now?