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.