Meet Melissa McCracken Who Paints Sound Because of Her Neurological Condition
Melissa McCracken paints music. Because of a neurological condition called synesthesia, which affects 4 percent of people, McCracken sees color in music, numbers, and days of the week "as if they had a set point in space," she writes.
Involuntarily, McCracken sees colors when she hears sounds because her specific synesthesia is called chromesthesia, which crosses brain wires differently than the average person, HelloGiggles reports.
"Until I was 15, I thought everyone constantly saw colors. Colors in books, colors in math formulas, colors at concerts. But when I finally asked my brother which color the letter C was (canary yellow, by the way) I realized my mind wasn’t quite as normal as I had thought," McCraken said.
Her Instagram is flooded with her gorgeous images. Check out a few below and follow her account for more inspiring posts:
Photo Credit: Instagram/ @melissamccrack