I Love How My Brain Works
Just popping in to post this interesting article (found in Vandermeer's blog, courtesy of Felix Gilman). It's an article from Cognitive Daily on taste synesthesia:
Logovore anyone? (Now if we could only live on the words themselves...)
The most common forms of synesthesia involve associations of words, letters, or numbers with colors. Some estimates say that as many as 1 in 200 people may have word-color synesthesia.By contrast, there have only been five documented cases in the past century of "word-gustatory synesthesia," where hearing or seeing a word evokes an involuntary taste association.