Which color starts with the letters BUR

The seven is purple and the eight is bright blue

«We synesthetes can hear, smell, taste colors or feel pain as colors. Every synesthete has a different expression or perceives things differently.

Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon that, when one sense is perceived, stimulates another. For example, while other shapes or letters taste good, I perceive numbers and letters in different colors. Specifically, this means that when I read a number or think of it, I always associate it with a color: the number 1 creates a winter white, the 2 yellow, the 3 light green, the 4 orange, 5 red, 6 light blue, 7 a light purple, 8 is bright blue, 9 is brown, and 10 is rather gray.

The light blue June

I've had this kind of sensory perception since I was a child. I don't know when this started and I have never seen it as anything special. This so-called different look, with me with colors, is completely normal for me.

I don't know what everyday life is like without these colors. After all, I don't know any other way. Other people hardly notice this either. At most if I make a promise and instead of two name the associated color yellow or instead of red the number five.

These color assignments have not changed over the years. I have it not only with the numbers, but also with the vowels, days of the week and names of the months: A is blue for me, E is yellow, I is white, O is black and U is dark brown. This does not mean that when I read, I see the text as colored letters in front of me, but that the colors appear in front of my inner eye. Interestingly, the months mostly correlate with the numbers. In my perception, the month of June is light blue like the number 6, or September is brown, like the number 9, too.

Colored music would be nice

It all happens unconsciously. And when I tell others about my perception, it turns out again and again that other people also experience this neurological phenomenon.

Synesthesia is certainly not a disease. I experience it as an expansion of my senses, as an expansion of what I have experienced. And it's a kind of talent that helps me when I'm learning a new language, for example. This is how I realize that I am pronouncing a newly learned word incorrectly because it looks wrong in my mind's eye.

Synesthesia also helps me remember things. For example, when I deal with people from Bern, I associate this with the color green, because in the canton of Bern the postcodes all start with a three. It can happen that I remember people I have met better because when I see them again I immediately associate a certain color with them - not just their origin.

The expansion of the senses helps the memory

Synesthesia also helps me with my personal memories. I see my past internally on a timeline. Whether I experienced something five years ago or 30 years ago is at a completely different point on the timeline and therefore further away in my imagination. This timeline is not straight, but rather winds through the decades before my inner eye.

I wouldn't mind if my synesthesia were more pronounced in music. I love the singing. As an operetta singer, I sing in different productions every year. I often associate a color with the pieces of music. But that is within limits. I can well imagine that music can be experienced even more intensely when it stimulates two senses with hearing and sight. I imagine it to be fantastic. "