The photo above was taken by National Geographic’s expert photographer George Steinmetz. Though the black shapes in the image might look like camels, those are only shadows of the animals themselves. This is an aerial photograph — the real camels are actually the white stripes below the black silhouettes! Can you see them?
Synesthesia refers to the neurological condition where stimulation to one sensory modality is involuntarily and automatically perceived in other sensory or cognitive pathways. For example, some persons classified as synesthetes have reported that they are able to taste words or visualize colors when they hear certain sounds. In the video above we are introduced to Elizabeth Sulser, who is able to both see and taste music.
- What’s this thing called ‘Synesthesia’? (psychologytoday.com)
- Synesthesia traced to colors of kids magnetic letters: Learning and memory may play central role (sciencedaily.com)
Statistics show that antidepressant use has skyrocketed in recent times — up 400% since the late 1980’s. Persons who are suffering from mental disorders may feel very alone, but in fact they are in significant company. Researchers have found that one in every three adults in the United States will report a diagnosable mental illness every year. However, unless you happen to work in the healthcare, social work or pharmaceutical industry, you may not even realize that mental illnesses are so prevalent. Continue reading