Shereshevsky, Soloman - The effects of synaesthesia
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
A R Luria – The Mind of a Mnemonist
‘I always experience sensations like these. When I ride in a trolley I can feel the clanging it makes in my teeth. So one time I went to buy some ice cream, thinking I'd sit there and eat it and not have this clanging. I walked over to the vendor and asked her what kind of ice cream she had 'Fruit ice cream' she said. But she answered in such a tone that a whole pile of coals, of black cinders came bursting out of her mouth, and I couldn't bring myself to buy any ice cream after she'd answered that way...
Another thing; if I read when I eat, I have a hard time understanding what I'm reading – the taste of the food drowns out the sense