Thursday, March 03, 2005

Do You Hear That Wine?
Continuing on from yesterday. It has been reported in the science journal Nature that a Swiss musician can taste music as distinct flavors. The individual, E.S., has synaesthesia in which there is usually a concurrent perception of a musical note with a color. However E.S. experiences different tastes upon hearing different tones. A major third evokes sweet while a minor third is salty! If she hears a tritone she experiences disgust which is not a taste sensation, although it is a reaction I've had to some wines! I wonder if I was listening to music at the time? A link to the Reuters press article is here.

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