A rare condition causes Melissa McCracken to “see” music.
For Melissa, her synesthesia means that when she hears music, she also sees it. “There are some songs that I hate, but that I like the way they look,” she jokes. Though she began painting music as a concrete way to explain synesthesia, now people have gone wild over the beautiful creations.
Melissa says that the prettiest genre of music is jazz, which translates to hues of blue and gold in her mind. Though she isn’t “musically inclined” herself, she loves to be able to create with music in her own way.
You can hear more from Melissa in the video below.
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