Seeing, Eating and Smelling Sounds

07/01/2009 5:22 PM |

Remember the N.E.R.D. album Seeing Sounds? That was about one specific manifestation of synesthesia, a neurological phenomenon whereby stimuli to one of your senses produces reactions in another, like sounds that resemble smells, flavors that evoke colors and textures that remind of odors (kind of like a scratch and sniff sticker). In case my clumsy explanation doesn’t make sense, I think director Terri Timely‘s (awesome name!) delirious short film Synesthesia features just about every sensory combination the condition could possibly produce: