What colour are Wednesdays? What about the number 3? Get a free t-shirt, be part of our study into synesthesia and find out more.
Synesthesia is a 'joining of the sense' where approximately 4% of the population, including many great musicians and artists perceive or associate one or more of their senses together, normally involving colour. For example when when Pharrell Williams hears certain songs they appear as burgundy or baby blue or when the noble prize winning physicist Richard Feynman thinks about the letter J they're light-tan, N's are slightly violet-blue while X's are dark brown. Vincent Van Gogh also had the condition.
The actual colour associated with the number, letter, word or sound varies from person to person, so we thought why not let people express their synesthesia on a t-shirt.
We want to create a website where people can choose the colour of their t-shirt, then select a number they associate with that colour (displayed on the front) and then a word or sound (written on the back). For example:
We will then create the t-shirt and send it off.
We will also be displaying the on-going results on our website so people can see how other people perceive numbers, words and sounds.