This year, Pop-Rock Royalty Yeng Constantino will release another studio album called “Synesthesia”. According to her, the title of her new musical project was inspired by her neurological condition called synesthesia.
In a report by PUSH, the singer-actress admitted having this neurological condition during a round-table interview at Cornerstone Entertainment’s newly-opened studio,
This is an explanation from Scientific American about this neurological condition called synesthesia:
“Synesthesia is an anomalous blending of the senses in which the stimulation of one modality simultaneously produces a sensation in a different modality. Synesthetes hear colors, feel sounds and taste shapes.”
The 29-year old OPM singer confessed that she discovered her rare mental condition while eating a meal in a restaurant. She mistakenly perceived the food she was eating as a color purple.
“Nalaman ko na may Synesthesia ako nung sinabi ng asawa ko – kasi kumakain kami sa isang restaurant. So while we’re eating sabi ko, ‘Alam mo love, itong food na ‘to parang purple ang kulay niya.”
However, Victor “Yan” Asuncion, her husband, suggested that she might have synesthesia. Intrigued and curious about what her husband said, she googled the word synesthesia and self-diagnosed herself.
“Sabi ni Yan, ‘Ha? Hindi purple ‘yung kulay ng food ko ah.’ ‘I mean purple ‘yung taste niya.’ Sabi ni Yan, ‘Baka may synesthesia ka na’ tapos sabi ko ‘Ano ‘yun?’ Tapos ginu-Google ko. So sobrang eksakto kung ano ‘yung description ‘dun.”
According to her, people with synesthesia experience a different kind of color stimulation whenever they eat or hear something.
“Hindi pala normal na ‘yung mga tao ‘pag kumakain nakakakita ng kulay or na-a-associate nila ‘yung taste with colors. Or ‘pag nakikinig sila ng sound na-aassociate nila with colors.”
Aside from releasing her much-anticipated sixth studio album this Monday, she will also venture into acting for an upcoming movie called “The Eternity Between Seconds”, an official entry for CineFilipino 2018.
Other famous personalities with synesthesia are international singers Lorde, Pharrell Williams, Charli XCX, Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, Billy Goel, and painter Vincent Van Gogh.
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