tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5136131884445465464.post4844347006927717764..comments2024-04-22T17:30:48.770+02:00Comments on The Synesthesia Tree: Mathematical synesthesiasPauhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17389099605044345005noreply@blogger.comBlogger7125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5136131884445465464.post-91683930680795343842023-08-14T09:45:49.014+02:002023-08-14T09:45:49.014+02:00I view multiples of numbers in shades of a color a...I view multiples of numbers in shades of a color and with a physical location. For example, multiples of 3 are green and in a column above my head and to the right, extending up into space. And number colors get influenced by the numbers that can be multiplied to equal them... For example, my multiples of 4 are shades of blue, so 12 is a green-blue. Prime numbers tend to be yellow because 1 is yellow to me. My colors also have an even or oddness relationship that then gets applied to other things. For example: yellow, green, orange, and red are odd while blue, pink, and purple are even, and, because I associate letters with colors, H is odd, while B is even. I then associate people with colors (and corresponding even or oddness) based on the spelling of their names. Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5136131884445465464.post-25802371271377502692023-04-22T11:17:47.713+02:002023-04-22T11:17:47.713+02:00Very interesting! I’ve included your comment as a ...Very interesting! I’ve included your comment as a new section on this page (no. 6) as this would fit into the Coloured sequence type of synesthesia and I only had sections on people who have colours for numbers or mathematical symbols, not other concepts, so it’s different. I’ve also added this category to the list on the page on Coloured sequence synesthesia.<br />https://www.thesynesthesiatree.com/2021/02/coloured-sequence-synesthesia.html<br /><br />Thank you for commenting!<br />Pauhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17389099605044345005noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5136131884445465464.post-63124108396992003492023-04-21T22:36:03.782+02:002023-04-21T22:36:03.782+02:00I’m have a math PhD with synesthesia for mathemati...I’m have a math PhD with synesthesia for mathematical concepts. I don’t think it’s highly detailed, but I instinctively associate certain theorems, objects, and entire disciplines with colors. Complex analysis is tan, topology is green, and differentiable manifolds are orange. Maxnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5136131884445465464.post-40169700890221122572023-03-06T22:11:25.907+01:002023-03-06T22:11:25.907+01:00Very interesting comments. I love your modular vis...Very interesting comments. I love your modular visualiser, I will be having a go at that and see what it turns out! Maths synesthesia isn't my speciality at all, unfortunately, so I can't really point you in any useful direction. Numbers having personality is certainly considered synesthesia, but you're saying your ordinal linguistic personfication is of higher numbers too, any and all numbers, is that right? so it's different from the vast majority (where only single-digit numbers have personality and the bigger numbers are just combinations of those). But it seems quite logical to me that some people could have this, and it's perfectly logical that you would have to "get to know" the number before you realise what its personality is. It makes me think of Daniel Tammet's hundreds or thousands of numbers, each one with their own specific presence, shape, colour and so on, I can't remember if his numbers had personality exactly, but I believe they certainly had attitude! Anyhow you're probably familiar with the literature about him. I can't remember ever having come across or read about a case of anyone with separate personalities for all multiple digit numbers, but if I do I will reply to your comment here. I was thinking that Shereshevsky might have had separate personalities for all numbers but reading what he said I think he didn't: he just had them for numbers up to 9 and the two-digit ones would just be something like those two people meeting each other. <br />When you mentioned 111 thought of Oliver Sacks and the savant twins in the book The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat who had that instant concept of "one hundred and eleven-ness". <br />It would be interesting to know more about the personalities of your numbers. But I imagine they're a long way from the rather topical characters that ordinal linguistic personification seems to produce sometimes, and probably more about "attitude" and uniqueness.<br /> Pauhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17389099605044345005noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5136131884445465464.post-69265710190188759292023-03-04T08:28:55.218+01:002023-03-04T08:28:55.218+01:00Sometimes. Not all the time. My brain doesn't ...Sometimes. Not all the time. My brain doesn't have time to think about spiders while doing math. 8 is too simple a number. But if I see 57, I'll often be like "Ah, 57. so common, yet so mysterious." but in a faster, less conscious way.Jimhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02057879618531749104noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5136131884445465464.post-87055156608168088932023-03-04T08:25:22.748+01:002023-03-04T08:25:22.748+01:00For clarification, I don't only view numbers a...For clarification, I don't only view numbers as polygons. The number 8, for example is easy to think of as the Earth cut into octants, as it is the simplest proper perfect cube (not the unit 1). 8 also makes me think of spiders :).Jimhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02057879618531749104noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5136131884445465464.post-23370367884773377302023-03-04T08:18:16.054+01:002023-03-04T08:18:16.054+01:00One thing I do experience is the idea that numbers...One thing I do experience is the idea that numbers have their own personality. However, it's not in a very anthropomorphic sense. Instead, a number like 17 is just 17. It's this prime number that has its own way of existing. I don't automatically know what a number's personality is; I have to get familiar with it. The 10 base system we use has an effect on how I see a number; specifically, it allows me to view it as an addition of powers of ten (duh). But as I get to know the number better, I think of its prime factors and stuff and that becomes central to its identity. I don't have a perfect memory; it's just a matter of how familiar I am with a number. I'm never going to forget that 111 is 3 times 37.<br /><br />All that being said, I consider numbers to have an intrinsic "personality" that I can become familiar with and this seems like a logical thing to do. That's probably not synesthesia, but are there any other opinions on this?<br /><br />Numbers also have shape to them, but these shapes are not necessarily fixed, just like the personality. They are basically just polygons, so larger numbers aren't really that distinct, aside from the modular arithmetic you get, but I don't have all that memorized. I created this tool partly because I wanted to be able to look up the shapes of various interactions: https://cubicinfinity.com/modviz.htmlcubicinfinitynoreply@blogger.com