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"I knew an Exo who could taste velocity. Said his favorite flavor was one kilometer per second."

One/One Synesthete

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Released: Destiny: The Dark Below

Rarity: Legendary

Category: Weapon

Weapon SubCategory: Kinetic / Primary

Affiliations: Vanguard

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Gustatory-Synesthesia: Rare form where tastes are experienced with another sense, such as tasting shapes and sounds. Affects an estimated 0.2% of population.

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Some famous synesthetes:

  • Duke Ellington
  • Billy Joel
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Aphex Twin
  • Mickey Hart
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Daniel Tammet
  • Joanne Harris

Definition Summary

In this item a mysterious Exo is described as having a form of synesthesia and says his favorite flavor is one kilometer per second.

There is a great variety in the types of synesthesia, and within each type, individuals report differing triggers. With over 80 forms of Synesthesia, the majority of synesthetes are completely unaware that their experiences are different and defined.

A common form of synesthesia is grapheme-color synesthesia (colored letters and numbers).

Here are few examples what that looks like as well as a test to see if you have it.

Grapheme-Color Synesthesia Example

As a child, Micah thought everyone saw the world through the same shop window that she did, check out a great article about this here:


Do you have Color Synesthesia?


Some research suggests that the likelihood of having synesthesia is greater in people with autism.

Chromesthesia is a form of auditory to color synesthesia, where sounds are seen in colors. Many people who have this form are equipped with a skill called perfect pitch. This gives them the ability to discern each note they hear very easily. The reason is, for every note they have a corresponding color to visualize in their mind.

Colored hearing dates back to Greek antiquity philosophers asked if color of music was a quantifiable quality. Specifically the color timbre.

Isaac Newton proposed that musical tones and color tones shared common frequencies and Goethe wrote a book on this called Theory of Colours.

The clavier à lumières is a large color organ which is used to perform colored music in concert halls.


Alexander Scriabins key-color association image

Alexander Scriabins key-color association

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