‘How do people visualize taste?’
‘Synesthesia-Like Mapping’ is a way to force people to be aware of their senses and analyze them from a different perspective, synesthetic point of view. Based on commonality in visualization database of people’s drawings, I mapped my own drawings -Visualization, Materialization, and Pattern Study of Taste- in order to further investigate how our sensorial experiences could shape the objects we use everyday. It was a way to widen our awareness of senses and actually analyze them from a different perspective as cross-wiring sensorial perceptions. Despite the differences between individuals, there are common elements that define a comprehensive basic level of synesthetic experience. Many people with synesthesia use their experiences to aid in their creative process, and many non-synesthetes have attempted to create works that may capture what it is like to experience synesthesia. Psychologists and neuroscientists study synesthesia not only for its inherent interest, but also for the insights it may give into cognitive and perceptual processes that occur in synesthetes and non-synesthetes alike. Therefore my investigation shows that a new way of perceptual processes would challenge our potential sensory experiences and possibly impact on in the process of sensorial perception.
1 Sight. 2 Smell. 3 Taste. 4 Sound. 5 Touch
a SWEET. b BITTER. c SOUR. d SALTY