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Thread: Visual test for synaesthesia

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    Just watch the video. If you hear sounds while watching the visual patterns then you have visual-audio synaesthesia.

    Edited: woops

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    Yes...unless it's the one in your sig...?
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    Sorry about that. I fixed it.
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    ...maybe if I turn the volume up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jxrtes View Post
    nothing. add a poll.
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    Idk, I think I did hear something for a split second....Sounded like wind blowing or something.....Maybe I was so focused on listening for something that I tricked myself into thinking I did?

    Edit: Watched it a second time...and nothing.

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    Markuz, I experienced the same phenomenon. The same exact thing. I dunno what it means though. It was like the wind blowing to and fro.
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    I didn't literally hear something, but in my head I heard swooshing sounds... if that makes any sense. I think it would have been the same if even I hadn't known what I was looking at. I don't think it's a sensory confusion thing though. More like a mental association or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markuz View Post
    Idk, I think I did hear something for a split second....Sounded like wind blowing or something.....Maybe I was so focused on listening for something that I tricked myself into thinking I did?

    Edit: Watched it a second time...and nothing.
    same for me

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    i hear nothing.

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    Does anyone literally hear something? As in, sounds indistinguishable from actual sounds?
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    I can hearing computers whirring, someone sniffing, people typing, paper being shuffled, a door slamming shut, a faint high-pitched C#, a truck starting up its engine, and a mobile vibrating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jem View Post
    I can hearing computers whirring, someone sniffing, people typing, paper being shuffled, a door slamming shut, a faint high-pitched C#, a truck starting up its engine, and a mobile vibrating.
    Damn, you must have visual-audio synaesthesia pretty bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joy View Post
    Does anyone literally hear something? As in, sounds indistinguishable from actual sounds?
    Yes, I heard something...woo!!! Does that mean I'm broken? Sounds like waves coming in and out almost, but kinda tinkly too...that's the scientific explanation for it in my head anyway...
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    I think the point is not that there's audio being played in the video, but just that seeing those images causes some (I take it a very small number of) people to hear something. So if you just mute the video, that might help with placebo, or confusing computer noises with the kind of noises the images are supposed to produce.
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    I'm not sure how many people are actually doing that, but when you watch something like with your attention on whether you hear something, I think you're more likely to.

    I am curious though... with visual-audio synaesthesia, are the sounds you "hear" indistinguishable from other sounds that you actually do hear?
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    I wonder if those who claim to see colored auras around people are experiencing a form of synaesthesia.
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    i want to know which "researchers" are using it is a test for synaesthesia.

    do some research yourself if you want to see how bogus this is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joy View Post
    I wonder if those who claim to see colored auras around people are experiencing a form of synaesthesia.
    I used to think that such things are due to seeing light out of the corner of you eyes, or through seeing deflected light from that person (i.e. kind of like the light you might see when closing your eyes).

    But there are people who see days and numbers in colours, so that may be part of the explanation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reyn_til_runa View Post
    i want to know which "researchers" are using it is a test for synaesthesia.

    do some research yourself if you want to see how bogus this is.
    Here is a link to the article I was reading in which I found this video.
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    Nah, I got the exact same thing and I had my compy on mute and NO HEADPHONES. WooOOOOoooOO! (No, seriously, I really did.)
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    It's sort of a tingling noise that sounds like it's changing frequency when the animation changes. It's still going, even thought the video is finished.

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    Start: yes,
    Middle: nothing,
    End: yes.

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    I'm a visual synesthete... i associate numbers with colors.

    But no i didn't hear anything. I tried really hard too.
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    It's also called hearing-motion synaesthesia and I have it. I believe many posters in this threads might have it, too(hearing the wind-like sound repeating in the video as the dots move). It's not that uncommon. Actually, I believe it's very common.

    It's not actual sound from outside, which is the reason people seem to be confused. It's in the head. It just occurs in the brain whenever I perceive motions(whether it's conscious or not). But it's not imagination cos I can't turn it off. Continuous sounds in my head can be really annoying and irritating. This gets worse whenever I see gifs lol. Repeating sounds in my head that I can't turn off drive me nuts.

    e.g. When I look at this gif -> I hear the sound somewhat similar to scratching. And it's repeating as that smiley's finger thing moves. In my head. As long as I'm looking at it, that damn sound doesn't stop. Can't turn it off. I assume many people experience the same thing. We just don't realise that's the big infamous and mysterious synaesthesia we've been hearing about. Cos it's something we get used to so much for a long time that we're not even very conscious about it when it happens. Cos it's happening all the friggin' time. So yeah it's common. Of course, some would experience it stronger and some would less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mfckr View Post
    a cyclical sucking sound, like a vortex inhaling–exhaling.

    God I suck at better wording. A vortex inhaling-exhaling does sound more fitting.

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    Didn't hear anything, although the visual did make me rather emotionally uncomfortable.
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    Watching it again, I notice this sensation of my eyes being slightly pushed from inside my head outward when the dots converge inward, then being pushed from the outside deeper into the sockets when they spread out. Kinda makes me dizzy and headachey.
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    Still nothing, apart from my speakers going on and off at the beginning and end. I'm not sure, but hearing stuff in that vid may be linked to autism/epilepsy.

    EDIT: Just for @Kill4Me, lul.

    After maxing volume up to the heavens, I can hear noise, but I'm sure it is the super quality of my speakers, ahem.

    EDIT#2: Just for @Kill4Me.

    Yeah, even without anything else playing in background there is noise after turning up the volume in my speakers. Quality, yeah right. My speakers have autism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Absurd View Post
    hearing stuff in that vid
    Of course not

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigh View Post
    Of course not
    What? I didn't write there is God in that video and is whispering you wisdom. I just wrote my speakers can't handle the vacuum as you and Ashton suggest it is.

    I'm a bit skeptical when it comes to psychology at times but I read somewhere that synaesthesia can be actually learned and there may be classes teaching you it...

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    I wrote that before you edited your post for Kill4Me lol but okay. Good luck with autistic speakers. Keep in mind that they need scheduled ups and downs of their volume as perfect rhythm is very important for autistic machines. Be nice and don't make them cry.

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    Ahh, I see. Won't make them cry, no worries, although I may make my tower that blew the fuse 4th time already cry, just to repay in kind.

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    I didn't hear anything but I have a different way of experiencing synesthesia, involving both taste and sound. It did make me queasy to watch the video and I got sensations like something was contracting and then expanding around my upper body and head. I still feel very queasy and dizzy like I am going to pass out from that and I think I feel a headache coming on.. That was unpleasant.

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