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10 May 2005, 7:04 am

Anyone ever find that when one sense is set off, others will be?

    When I see a really bright light, I will always sneeze.
    Some noises feel like they make my eyes water.
    When I hear certain noises through my left ear, I will break out in goosebumps.



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10 May 2005, 1:02 pm

I wonder if that would be at all considered part of synesthesia? Not sure. But certainly possible with a higher occurance rate of this in ASDs.


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10 May 2005, 1:22 pm

hale_bopp wrote:
When I see a really bright light, I will always sneeze.


Not when I see a really bright light, but whenever I walk into the sunshine after having been without it for a while do I sneeze. I'm not sure how common this is.


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10 May 2005, 2:09 pm

Sunlight triggering sneezing is known as the "photic sneeze reflex."

If I’m outside and feeling a sneeze coming on, but am having troubling delivering it, I tilt my head back and let sunlight shine into my nostrils. It usually works for me.



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11 May 2005, 6:47 am

If I hear a really loud sudden noise, I'll yell "OW!". I think it's a marked improvement, from when I would just scream. Which is more of a girl thing, screaming when you're scared/startled. At least "OW!" is much less annoying to others.



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11 May 2005, 6:51 am

Sometimes I say OW! for no reason at all. Like when I just about bang myself on something.



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11 May 2005, 11:44 pm

hale_bopp wrote:
Sometimes I say OW! for no reason at all. Like when I just about bang myself on something.

I do that all the time.

hale_bopp wrote:
Some noises feel like they make my eyes water.

This happens to me quite often too.



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12 May 2005, 2:14 pm

I do that as well. Or when sometimes something happens to my person but it didn't even hurt! Almost like a knee-jerk reaction. And then I say to myself "Wait a minute... That didn't hurt."


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12 May 2005, 3:08 pm

Sophist wrote:
I wonder if that would be at all considered part of synesthesia? Not sure. But certainly possible with a higher occurance rate of this in ASDs.


I saw a really great documentary on synaesthesia the other day - basically, we all suffer from synaesthesia to some extent, but most of us only do slightly and just don't realize it. Its reckoned that the development of language would have been impossible without it. We are all genetically pre-programmed to associate certain sounds, shapes, textures, colours etc. with each other, and all do it all the time without thinking about it. Consider, for example, the concept of a "sharp taste" or the fact that "pointy" sounds pointy, and "round" sounds round.... Interesting stuff.....


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12 May 2005, 3:11 pm

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I saw a really great documentary on synaesthesia the other day - basically, we all suffer from synaesthesia to some extent, but most of us only do slightly and just don't realize it.


TAKFISH, what program was this. Is there a way to possibly get a copy of it somehow?


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12 May 2005, 3:13 pm

It was an edition of a BBC documentary series called "Horizon" (it was called "Gerald tastes like earwax" I think), and was shown on one of the UK Discovery channels.... How you'd get a hold of it in the States though, I don't know.....

*edit* Try this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/program ... mary.shtml

....and the name's TAF-KASH, btw..... Why couldn't I have called myself "John" or something.... :roll:


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