Explained: what it's like to see numbers as colors2/25/2013
Geeks, turn up the volume, because this fascinating explanation of what it's like to see numbers as colors (a phenomenon called "grapheme to color synesthsia") is going to make your day. The number-themed video series "Numberphile" asks Alex from Bite Sci-Zed to explain what it's like to live with the sensation of all numbers having associated colors. It's disappointing to learn that the condition doesn't help these people with their math skills, but whatever, we can deal with it.
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