By Ed Yong Imagine a calendar. Chances are you just thought about a rectangular grid, with time progressing from the top
Research shows that synesthesia may extend in more directions than we thought.
Arts & Culture
For Irish painter Jack Coulter, life is full of "tetrachromatic hues."
Food & Drink
It's a brisk, rainy Napa day. I'm heading downtown to meet an artist who does 'still life' in the wine space. The destination? 1313 Main, an elegant restaurant I've had dinner at once before.
Brought to the island as fighting cocks but then set free from the brutal blood sport to roam as protected citizens of Key West, the roosters have become a cultural treasure, symbolic of co-existence and a liberated mindset.
Arts & Culture
For some people with synesthesia, "banjos taste like Oreos."
Healthy Living
"The sound of a banjo tastes like Oreos."
Extraordinary abilities -- from memory to supercharged creativity -- may be within reach for all of us, says neuroscientist
A synesthete-turned-scientist on why it's helpful to "hear" colors and "see" sounds.
Culture & Arts
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.
Culture & Arts
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.
Synesthesia in its true sense is not a mental health condition, artificially-induced condition, nor anything more than an inheritable trait, much like hair color and height.
Culture & Arts
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.