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What is Synesthesia? Olivia Rodrigo Says She Has The Rare Condition

This year while getting dolled up for the Met Gala, the Drivers License singer Olivia Rodrigo revealed that she has minor Synesthesia. Continue reading, to catch deep insights about Synesthesia.

Olivia Rodrigo has minor Synesthesia

While getting ready for the biggest fashion night of the year, the three-time Grammy winner made a big confession she stated that whenever she listens to songs, she also sees colour. She shared that her team listens to music as she gets ready for an event.

For those of you who are not aware, Synesthesia is a condition in which when an individual’s senses are activated, then another unrelated sense of theirs also gets activated at the same time. This is the main reason why most of the songs on her debut album Sour are tinted purple. The colour went on to become an aesthetic in itself.

Around the time, Rodrigo said, “Lots of the songs on SOUR are purple. “Driver’s License” is purple, but “Good 4 U” is like a purpley-blue. “Jealousy, Jealousy’s” a bright red, “Deja Vu” is like orange and pink and light purple. I like having purple as the cohesive colour throughout my whole SOUR era.”

For Met Gala 2022, Olivia wore a a purple Versace dress with matching butterflies in her hair. Her Met Gala stylists Chloe and Chenelle Delgadillo let the singer have her moment and they kept the colour Purple in the back of their head while helping her shine on the red carpet.

Here’s everything you need to know about Synesthesia

Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which a piece of information is meant to stimulate one of your senses and it ends up stimulating some other senses as well. The people who have this condition are also known as synesthetes.

The word Synesthesia has originated from Greek words, “Synth” and  “Ethesia” which means “together” and “perception” respectively. People with this rare condition can often see music in colors along with hearing it, and they can taste textures as round or pointy when eating food.

The additional senses of the synesthetes just come into the picture right away. It’s something that is not in their control. Let’s say for instance, a person listens to a new song, then they will involuntarily be able to see a new color or taste a flavor. The additional sense remains with them for a long time. If someone sees the color yellow in the letter “O”, then even 10 years from now, they will be able to see the same colour.

What are the common symptoms of Synesthesia?

Following are the few common symptoms of Synesthesia:

  1. Sensory triggers that continuously interrupt between senses.
  2. Another perceptions over the senses, it can constitute tasting shapes, heating colors, etc.
  3. As per the reports of Healthline, people with Synesthesia are likely to be left-handed and have a strong interest towards music and visual arts.

As of now, there is no treatment for this condition. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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