Friday, 15 March 2013

Taste Shape

In neurologist Richard Cytowic’s book, ‘The Man Who Tasted Shapes’, a synesthetic dinner host describes his experiences: “When I taste something with an intense flavor, the feeling sweeps down my arms into my fingertips. I feel its weight, texture, [temperature], everything. I feel it like I’m actually grasping something.” For him, the taste and aroma of a meal elicit a strong tactile sensation.