Anne Patterson at Trapholt Museum’s Exhibition on Synesthesia
How do we sense the world? Can you taste music? What do colours smell like? And do you feel more comfortable in a chair because it’s red? The Trapholt Museum in Denmark presents an exhibition that taps into the keen interest in the senses evident in our day and age. Research has shown that we humans are multisensory: our senses are closely entwined. Our senses can assist, but also manipulate our perception and understanding of the world. Being aware of our senses paves the way for richer experiences. If we are not sufficiently conscious, we may have difficulty understanding why we and others react as we do.