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Words have different tastes, say scientists

Words have different tastes, say scientistsWe all know that words can have different meanings and can be difficult to translate. But who knew that words have tasts, too?

Words can evoke thoughts of different colors, sizes, shapes and even tastes, scientists have claimed. It had previously been thought that only 1% of the population had synaesthesia, a condition which makes people see shapes and colors when reading words.

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2 Comments:

  1. cgtradmed said...
    Did we really need that scientists lose themselves in studies, which have certainly been long and expensive, to learn that words might have different tastes or flavours ?
    All one had to do was to read Marcel Proust's works (1871-1922), namely "Du côté de chez Swann" with the famous madeleine (a shell-shaped cookie), to be convinced that words do have a taste, a perfume ... the ones of memories.

    Catherine Guilliaumet
    Andrea Bullrich said...
    Dear Catherine,
    The taste, the perfume of memories... they are wonderfully enriching, but us synesthetes (I see vowels and some numbers in color) enjoy a completely different dimension, one that is especially fun for us word fans! I definitely support those mad scientists researching funny brainy links :)
    Andrea

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