In Full Color: Q&A with junior Morgan Goodrich, who has synesthesia

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.

Email This Story

What is synesthesia?

(From) what I’ve read, it’s kind of just a different wiring in the brain when people see things, and it’s actually kind of beneficial. It can really help with organization and stuff, like with people who like to color-code things.

How did you discover you had synesthesia?

It was actually 3 years ago at a summer camp I go to; they were doing a bonding thing between all the girls in the dorm hall that we were staying in, and one girl said that she had this thing called synesthesia, and I was like “Oh, what’s that?” She told me all about it, and then I looked it up. I was like, “Wait, I do the same thing; that’s so cool.”

Given the multiple types of synesthesia, how do you experience the condition?

I see numbers and letters as all having their colors, (as well as) subjects—which I think a lot of people do and they don’t realize. A lot of subjects have different colors, like in school. People (have colors), but their names. If you tell me your name, I picture your name in a certain color.

Do you experience this kind of benefit?

Kind of. I have certain highlighters for different things in my notes, like vocab words and stuff. I always use a pink and a green for this, and a blue for this, so, yeah, I kind of see it in the way that I take notes in class and things like that.

Do you know anyone else with synesthesia?

No one that I know of besides the person that I first learned it from; her name is Hannah. I met her at the camp—she actually sees sound in color, so that’s where I first learned about it.















About the Contributor
Cory Steele, Writing Coach
Related Posts:Waking Up is Hard to Do In recent years, more and more researchers have published studies supporting the stance that high schools should indeed start later. The focal point of these studies is the idea that teenagers just aren’t getting enough sleep. According to a recent…Leading the Way: Q&A with Ben Goldberg and Sam...
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.