This Woman With Synesthesia Can Tell People What Their Names Taste Like

By Mayukh Saha / Truth Theory

Synesthesia is an uncommon condition where a person can understand one of their senses with the help of other senses. While it might sound made up, the condition was first recorded way back in 1690. John Locke kept records of a blind man who could see the scarlet color whenever he heard the sound of a trumpet. But it does stop there. Synesthesia can give some people the ability to taste a word.

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Julia And Synesthesia

Julia McDowall is one such person who experiences this condition. She can taste words and she decided to put this talent to good use online. Julia explained to fellow Twitteratis how her ability worked and asked them to share names. She then went ahead and explained to them how those names “taste” to her. 

Here are some of her replies to the ones interested:

 

Synesthesia gives different people different abilities, but we are happy Julia decided to use her ability to connect with the community. While some of the answers were descriptions of common items, some others reminded Julia of oddly specific things. 

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And it is not always that she can “taste” the words. She can even feel sensations for certain names.

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