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Richard Feynman, born in Far Rockaway, New York, was an American physicist, lecturer, and professor known as much for his quirky personality as for his contributions to the field of physics. His work was integral to our understanding of quantum…

Duke Ellington (born Edward Kennedy Ellington) was an American big-band leader, composer, and pianist. Born in Washington, D.C., Ellington was a prolific composer and a monolithic figure in jazz, though his compositions encompassed many other genres…

About 40% of synesthetes report some form of “colored hearing” also known as sound-color synesthesia, sound-to-sight synesthesia, or auditory-color synesthesia (Cytowic & Eagleman, 2009, p. 87; Robertson & Sagiv, 2005, p. 37).…

Ordinal Linguistic Personification (OLP) is typically just referred to as personification. The synesthete who has personification will automatically and involuntarily associate personalities with sequential linguistic units (Simner & Holenstien,…

Number-form synesthetes visualize numbers in a three dimensional or spatial way. Richard Cytowic (2009) relates the experience of one woman, “…the professor handed her a length of stiff wire and asked her to indicate where along it the…

Lexical to gustatory synesthesia is one of the rarer types of synesthesia. The synesthete with lexical to gustatory synesthesia experiences specific flavors associated with particular spoken or heard words and phonemes. It has also been reported that…

The synesthete with grapheme to color synesthesia automatically associates certain colors to letter and numbers. While grapheme to color synesthesia is one of the most common types, it is rare to have any two synesthetes see exactly the same color…

Leonard Bernstein (born Louis Bernstein) was an American conductor, composer, pianist, author and lecturer. Widely considered to be one of the most influential and dynamic musicians in American history, Bernstein was born in Lawrence, MA and rose to…

Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. Born in Newton, NC, she began playing piano at the age of two and by the age of thirteen, Amos was entertaining on the Washington D.C. piano bar circuit. She briefly…