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Synesthesia Or Remote Sensing

 

I have caught myself noticing this random ability/gift/curse more and more often. At first I would discount it as coincidence, or some strange synchronistic events aligned by the universe, but now I am suspecting it is a part of my own being.

What I'm talking about is the ability to smell images. Computer screens, magazines, photographs; not all the time, but often, when I see an image, I can smell what I'm seeing.

This is not as simple as seeing a picture of a banana and smelling bananas. This is more like seeing an image of a person, or an animal, or even a room in a house, and smelling a light (sometimes bold) fragrance of what that thing is, and not necessarily any smell that I am familiar with.

For example, most recently, today in fact, I saw the image of an alligator that had been killed and was being prepared by a taxidermist. I became aware that I was sensing the foul smell of swampish decay and death. Not just me imagining that it smelled bad, but actual sensory reaction in my skull.

This does not happen 100% of the time. This doesn't even happen 1% of the time, but it does happen often enough for me to recognize that this ability exists. Sometimes it's nice, sometimes it's disgusting.

I wish I could control it, or even understand it better. I suspected it may be a form of synesthesia, and have researched about that, but don't see a match for what I experience.

I guess I'm kind of curious if this is common or not.

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GlendaSC (5 stories) (1475 posts)
 
12 years ago (2008-09-18)
Wow - thanks for writing. I never thought about the smell sense... This is the reason I enjoy this site so much. It is really open and adds so much to my ignorance. I write a lot, type fast, but as a senior poster, I struggle daily sometimes. I don't understand who and why. But I like learning. This feels like a "down-time" to me, no major disasters in the news for a week or two. That is nice.
starsoutside (15 posts)
 
12 years ago (2008-09-18)
It's called clairoma, http://www.rachelkeene.co.uk/clairoma.html here's a site about it from a practicing medium.
YVE72 (5 stories) (212 posts)
 
12 years ago (2008-09-17)
Its called clairalience. It is an unusual gift, but very real. Enjoy it. 😊

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