NEW STUDY AT Sydney University


Do you see numbers associated with colours?
Do you have experiences like:

3 + 4 = 7?

If you indicated yes to these questions, then we invite you to participate in a study exploring whether the use of a personalized calculator device with digits matched to their colours will change your speed, accuracy, and affect.

You may be eligible to take part if you:

  • Have consistent number-colour associations.
  • Have normal vision or vision corrected to normal (i.e. by glasses or contact lenses)
  • Can attend the University of Sydney for testing
  • Are willing to undergo everyday mathematical tasks using a calculator

You will be reimbursed for your time, transportation, parking and reasonable out of pocket costs according to the guidelines in our Participant Information Statement.

If you are unsure if your number-colour associations are consistent, you can find out via the test available at the following URL
Please note: if you wish to avoid repeating this test at the university, you may forward us your results by providing the email as the researchers' address.

If you are interested in participating or would like to know more about the study email Joshua Berger at jber8397 at


Study Investigators: Prof John Watson, Dr Irina Harris, Dr Zoe Terpening, Dr Karen Whittingham and Joshua Berger





Canberra Synesthetes – RESEARCH REQUEST – ANU

Is Friday green and September pink for you?

Synaesthesia is the fascinating condition in which individuals experience unusual cross-modal sensations. Among the most common forms are grapheme-colour and lexical-colour synaesthesia, in which particular letters or words elicit the experience of particular colours. For example, a particular synaesthete might experience the colour green in response to the word ‘Friday’, or see September as pink.

We are conducting research on language and attention processing in synaesthesia at the Australian National University, and are looking for synaesthetes from the Canberra region who would like to participate. The study takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes to complete, and includes a computer-based visual attention experiment, and a questionnaire that asks for information about your experiences of synaesthesia. $25 payment is provided in return for your time.

If you would like more information or would like to make a time to participate, please contact Ms Stephanie Kindon:


Phone: 0437 379 787                      

NZ event

A notice from the AFFINITY GROUP IN NZ.


In conjunction with International Brain Awareness Week (March 16-23), we’re proud to announce See What I’m Saying? – An exploration of science, creativity and the senses.

We’re inviting you to be part of an evening of interactive experiences and installations as we join with synesthetes, artists and intellectuals to creatively explore synesthesia.

For those creatively inclined, we would love you to express your synesthetic experience in a medium you are comfortable with.  If you would like to talk or write about your experience, we would love to share it with the people of New Zealand.  If you would just like to join us on the evening, let us know.  The aim is to create discussion and awareness around synesthesia in NZ.

See what I’m saying?

an Affinity Group project, with a little help from our friends.

ASA Conference 2015


American Synesthesia Association Conference 2015

Eleventh Annual National American Synesthesia Association Conference will be hosted by Dr. Berit Brogaard at the UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, in Miami, Florida on October 2 – 4, 2015

Details to come soon.


Synesthesia at MONA

November 2012

Hobart’s extraordinary new museum MONA – the Museum of Old and New Art is running a two-day mini-music-festival with colour music synaesthesia as its theme on 3 -4 November.

A co-presentation between Mona and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO), the weekend features the TSO, visiting pianist Peter Hill from the UK, some pianists from the Australian National Academy of Music, singer Kate Miller-Heidke, cabaret performer Meow Meow, jazz performers and individual musicians – over a hundred musicians in about 36 performances over two days. The museum will be closed to the public for the two days and the festival is limited to 400 people only, who come for the full time and also enjoy lunches, dinner and afternoon teas at Mona over the weekend as part of their ticket price. The music performances will be lit by renowned (Sydney Olympics) lighting designer John Rayment with synaesthetic considerations as a stimulus.

In addition we will be conducting a panel discussion about synaesthesia led by the Artistic Director of Opera Australia, Lyndon Terracini, who came up with the event. Panellists are currently being selected but are likely to include synaesthetes, musician Peter Hill and one or two others TBC.

During the weekend, synaesthetic musician Andrew Legg, Director of the Tasmanian Conservatorium, will be involved in a visual representation of both his own emotions and the music he is playing through playing while wired up to a program which translates both his body’s responses and the texture of the music into projections.

Download the brochure here:

Synaesthesia at MONA

Synesthesia at MONA Decemeber 2012 – interview given by myself and Steve Glass


Research, Discover, Create