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17 Sep 2008, 2:54 pm

Do you see words, numbers and years when they are said? I do.



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17 Sep 2008, 2:57 pm

Yes.


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17 Sep 2008, 3:02 pm

I do see numbers, not words though (I can imagine how distracting that must be...)


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17 Sep 2008, 3:06 pm

Yes, I see numbers, words (often) and days, weeks and years....I also have associative colours. It's called synesthesia.



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17 Sep 2008, 3:08 pm

I think completely blindly devoid of any imagery whatsoever.



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17 Sep 2008, 3:13 pm

Numbers and years, yes. Words, not as much.



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17 Sep 2008, 3:35 pm

As if the words/numbers/years are written on a page?

Totally.



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17 Sep 2008, 3:38 pm

Yeah. It's grapheme synesthesia. Really helps with spelling, and finding patterns. Not so much help with math, although I suppose it is considerably prettier.


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17 Sep 2008, 3:48 pm

I see numbers (including years), which are all colour coded and in a line. I also see letters, but not usually words. When I was really young, I used to daydream about letters, they had personalities.



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17 Sep 2008, 4:31 pm

Yes I do.
I think very intensely about numbers, dates, decades, people. I will usually associate different colors with different numbers of different sets of ten (hard to explain)



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17 Sep 2008, 4:33 pm

yep, I do.. I definitely have some form of synesthesia


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17 Sep 2008, 4:51 pm

this is teresting As ideation...some of us are visual thinkers. some are verbal i am symbolic, where i will condesne a concept, memory or piece of informatrion into a recognisable symbol.
these symbols can be stored easily, recalled fairly quickly , and expanded into a relevant meaning for me.
i am convinced that with As commonalities we share that the ideation of As is , while categororical, individualy different.


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17 Sep 2008, 5:08 pm

donkey wrote:
this is teresting As ideation...some of us are visual thinkers. some are verbal i am symbolic, where i will condesne a concept, memory or piece of informatrion into a recognisable symbol.
these symbols can be stored easily, recalled fairly quickly , and expanded into a relevant meaning for me.
i am convinced that with As commonalities we share that the ideation of As is , while categororical, individualy different.

Your symbols are visually represented, yes?

These posters 'see' these number and letters also visual

I’m always confused about this 'thinking in' concept. I don’t think in, I think blindly.



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17 Sep 2008, 5:20 pm

for a long time i too thought that i think blindly, with no pictures or sounds, non verbally, ideas just appeared.

i dont think in pictures....but representative symbols......and they are associated to other links i have made between them, and there is an unending chain of interlinked and connected symbols.

do you really thing blindly?


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17 Sep 2008, 5:30 pm

donkey wrote:
for a long time i too thought that i think blindly, with no pictures or sounds, non verbally, ideas just appeared.

i dont think in pictures....but representative symbols......and they are associated to other links i have made between them, and there is an unending chain of interlinked and connected symbols.

do you really thing blindly?

Yes. What you said I can't fathom. 'Appear' implies a visual or sound.



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17 Sep 2008, 5:48 pm

ok look up wiki, the word gestalt.

when i say appear.....i link many different things together, symbols and then i tend to "get" an overall picture that materialises.

so the symbols i have linked together make something, a picture which isnt in my memory or mind.

does this make sense?
such a fascinating topic so hard to explain verbally.


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