Synesthesia is a neurological condition which affects around 4% of people. Synesthesia mixes up the brain’s neural pathways, creating a cross-wired response to certain stimuli. Melissa McCracken grew up with Chromesthesia a type of synesthesia which allows her brain to transform sound into color, which she now uses to transforms her favorite tunes into pictures.
Melissa spoke to Broadly about her relationship with the condition saying:
“I used to think my synesthesia was normal and that asking anyone about it would be like asking them if they could smell the coffee in a coffee shop. At 16, I found out that it wasn’t when I was trying to choose a ringtone. My phone was blue and I told my friend I was going to pick an “orange” song to match it because they’re complimentary colors. He seemed really confused and I thought there was something wrong with him. It finally clicked in a high school psychology class. It was shocking because I’d never thought it was unusual.”
In this video Melissa shares her creative process of using Chromesthesia to create her beautiful art.
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