Remembering dates through colors and lines

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Beaverton Hummer

By Brady Rogers

Synesthesia is more common than most people realize. With many people not knowing they have it because it’s a neurological phenomenon, it makes it unclear as to how many cases there are. But, as research advances and articles are published more and more realize that they possess the certain “sixth sense.” Holly Munly, an English teacher at Beaverton High School, helped give us insight on how it works because she has it.

Munly has a type of synesthesia called spatial sequence synesthesia that correlates dates and ticks on lines. When talking about a certain date, rather than thinking about the numbers, she immediately sees a line which represents the century, and a tick on the line which represents the year. Her example was with President Eisenhower, instead of seeing the dates of his presidency she sees a line with tick marks on it.

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