An exploration of the blending of the senses without the use of psychoactive hallucinogens.
Review by Fate Staff
New Page Books • by Maureen Seaberg
Synesthesia is the unique ability to link colors, sounds and shapes into a surreal sensory experience. Basically, certain letters, sound and smells are experienced as swirling symphonies of color depending on the individual.
To be clear, synesthesia is not a handicap or a dysfunction, but the loss of inhibition in distinguishing between the senses. The condition is rare and most people can’t experience synesthesia without psychoactive hallucinogens. So for those of us left wanting, we have lifelong synesthete and New York Times journalist Maureen Seaberg to take us on a journey thru her eyes and ears.
Seaberg describes her own personal experiences of growing up trying to understand a visual sensation that few understood. And while her personal story is the Read the rest of this entry »