Research shows that synesthesia may extend in more directions than we thought.
"The sound of a banjo tastes like Oreos."
A synesthete-turned-scientist on why it's helpful to "hear" colors and "see" sounds.
In recent times, few painters have made substantive strides in the field of floral and still life painting. One such artist is Susan Breen. At first glance, viewers are often drawn in by the mood of the work, which can be anything from somber or heavy-hearted to spiritually uplifting and enlightening.
Anne Patterson and I stepped into the darkened former Perry Street Theater. "Does your iPhone have a flashlight?" she asked. "Wait until you see the light and shadows," Anne beamed. She waved the point of light against one of her latest works, constructed of aluminum and steel.
It's a beautiful thing when two entirely different art forms fit so well together that the boundaries between vision and
Seeing and believing are not synonymous, as optical illusions can be rooted more deeply in cultural beliefs. Half of the difficulty with empathy lies in the fact that we can never truly know how others see the world, either literally or psychologically, but as we grow older and more settled in our worldview we tend to assume otherwise.