"We're All Mad Here…."
For 95.6% of the people reading this, every word in this article excluding hyperlinks will appear black. The remaining 4.4% will have a different experience altogether. Perhaps the M’s will appear orange, while the A’s take on a violet hue. These individuals have a condition known as synesthesia, which is a tangling of sensory input. While interpreting letters or numbers as color is the most common manifestation of this phenomenon, certain people may believe that reading certain words “tastes” a certain way, while others “hear” music when eating certain foods. For example, the word “pen” might taste like chocolate, while eating toast could sound like piano music.