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    #177335 - 12/16/13 10:07 AM Re: Number/Color Association, etc. [Re: 1frugalmom]
    Zen Scanner Offline
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    Registered: 07/13/12
    Posts: 1478
    Loc: NC
    I'd be worried to ask my DS as I suspect he'll say yes, find the idea fascinating and decide what color each number is. Or say yes that they are all green since green is his favorite color, and he loves all numbers equally.

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    #177337 - 12/16/13 10:10 AM Re: Number/Color Association, etc. [Re: 22B]
    1frugalmom Offline
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    Registered: 11/02/12
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    Loc: Central United States
    Can you explain more - why do you say this?

    Originally Posted By: 22B
    At least some numbers-colors association are not due to synesthesia.

    For example, if a person made either of the following two associations, one should not suspect synesthesia.

    1 White
    2 Red
    3 Light green
    4 Crimson
    5 Yellow
    6 Dark green
    7 Black
    8 Brown
    9 Blue
    10 Orange


    1 Red
    2 Yellow
    3 Green
    4 Brown
    5 Blue
    6 Pink
    7 Black

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    #177344 - 12/16/13 11:10 AM Re: Number/Color Association, etc. [Re: 22B]
    ElizabethN Offline
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    Registered: 02/17/12
    Posts: 1390
    Loc: Seattle area
    Originally Posted By: 22B
    At least some numbers-colors association are not due to synesthesia.


    You missed

    0 Black
    1 Brown
    2 Red
    3 Orange
    4 Yellow
    5 Green
    6 Blue
    7 Violet
    8 Grey
    9 White

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    #177353 - 12/16/13 12:58 PM Re: Number/Color Association, etc. [Re: 1frugalmom]
    aquinas Offline
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    Registered: 11/02/12
    Posts: 2513
    I'd be interested to hear whether anyone else here has experienced colour associations or physical sensations in response to everyday sounds. It seems we have a visual bias among the synesthetes here.

    For instance, C major has always "felt" gold to me, perfect fifths and octaves give me a pleasant, involuntary tingling sensation in the crown of my head that emanates down my spine and radiates through my arms and legs (distinct from the notion of frisson/shivers).
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    #177359 - 12/16/13 01:26 PM Re: Number/Color Association, etc. [Re: 1frugalmom]
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    Posts: 309
    I suspected that my DS is somewhat, maybe very mildly, synesthetic. I remember when he was 8 and first played in an orchestra he wanted to audition for a solo part but not another one. His rationale is that "the first green part is beautiful", and "the second one is a yellow part that's ugly".

    It seems that musical notes and passages have colors to him all these years, but he doesn't mention it as much as when he was younger. Don't know if he just got used to it or the brain connections changed. But it was fun to listen.

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    #177623 - 12/18/13 04:25 PM Re: Number/Color Association, etc. [Re: ElizabethN]
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    Registered: 01/09/12
    Posts: 137
    Loc: NJ
    OK. Just googled. Is this because of cuisinaire rods?

    Anyway, I see letters as colors, too, and there aren't any manipulatives for that. Sesame Street may be to blame, though.

    Originally Posted By: ElizabethN
    Originally Posted By: 22B
    At least some numbers-colors association are not due to synesthesia.


    You missed

    0 Black
    1 Brown
    2 Red
    3 Orange
    4 Yellow
    5 Green
    6 Blue
    7 Violet
    8 Grey
    9 White
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    #177625 - 12/18/13 04:36 PM Re: Number/Color Association, etc. [Re: staceychev]
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    Registered: 12/11/12
    Posts: 2035
    The number jacks, sesame st and cuisinere rods. But some words have colours and shapes so why not numbers? Ok so maybe other people don't see words as pointy or whatever, never mind?

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    #177635 - 12/18/13 07:40 PM Re: Number/Color Association, etc. [Re: 1frugalmom]
    22B Offline
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    Registered: 02/10/13
    Posts: 1228
    Originally Posted By: 1frugalmom
    Can you explain more - why do you say this?

    Originally Posted By: 22B
    At least some numbers-colors association are not due to synesthesia.

    For example, if a person made either of the following two associations, one should not suspect synesthesia.

    1 White
    2 Red
    3 Light green
    4 Crimson
    5 Yellow
    6 Dark green
    7 Black
    8 Brown
    9 Blue
    10 Orange


    1 Red
    2 Yellow
    3 Green
    4 Brown
    5 Blue
    6 Pink
    7 Black


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuisenaire_rods
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snooker

    Originally Posted By: ElizabethN
    Originally Posted By: 22B
    At least some numbers-colors association are not due to synesthesia.


    You missed

    0 Black
    1 Brown
    2 Red
    3 Orange
    4 Yellow
    5 Green
    6 Blue
    7 Violet
    8 Grey
    9 White


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_color_code

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    #177655 - 12/19/13 04:35 AM Re: Number/Color Association, etc. [Re: 1frugalmom]
    lilmisssunshine Offline
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    Registered: 03/01/13
    Posts: 163
    I asked my son, "What color is 5?" and he gave me a weird look. After a long pause, he said "Yellow? Did I get it right?"

    haha. Guess he doesn't see numbers as colors.

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    #177669 - 12/19/13 07:36 AM Re: Number/Color Association, etc. [Re: 1frugalmom]
    1frugalmom Offline
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    Registered: 11/02/12
    Posts: 312
    Loc: Central United States
    22B - thanks for explaining! I thought maybe I was missing something right in front of my face.

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