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The Thing All Of These Paintings Have In Common Is Incredible…And Unexpected

The Thing All Of These Paintings Have In Common Is Incredible…And Unexpected

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Synesthesia is the neurological condition in which the stimulation of one sense leads to the automatic experience of another sense. That might sound confusing, and it is for most people who aren't affected by it, but as an example, when some synesthetes hear a number or letter, they immediately picture a color. That color is always associated with that particular character.For Melissa McCraken, though, her synesthesia also manifests itself when music comes on -- she hears a song and immediately pictures colors, images, and textures. What she does with that experience is nothing short of breathtaking. It wasn't until she was 15 that McCracken realized not everyone saw letters and numbers as colors, too. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElemen...