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    I have this *thing* and I'm not sure what it is. It's as if a place has this distinct ... flavor to it, but it's very abstract, very ethereal.

    I get it in dreams, always. And the strongest effect is when I listen to a certain song, the song just gives that effect.

    No one I've talked to has any idea of what I'm talking about. You probably don't either. Maybe it's some rare biochemical process in my brain, when it's interpreting my what I'm experiencing. One person thought it might be related to synesthesia but I'm not sure.

    What do you think it is?


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    Do you already know and we're supposed to guess it? If not then I think it's fatal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
    Do you already know and we're supposed to guess it? If not then I think it's fatal.
    No. Why would I do that? And thank you for the delightful sarcasm.
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    I actually think I know what you mean. It is a bit like deja vu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eonos115 View Post
    I have this *thing* and I'm not sure what it is. It's as if a place has this distinct ... flavor to it, but it's very abstract, very ethereal.

    I get it in dreams, always. And the strongest effect is when I listen to a certain song, the song just gives that effect.

    No one I've talked to has any idea of what I'm talking about. You probably don't either. Maybe it's some rare biochemical process in my brain, when it's interpreting my what I'm experiencing. One person thought it might be related to synesthesia but I'm not sure.

    What do you think it is?
    It might simply be your brain making strong connections to certain situations. I went through a period where I read as many Dr Who books as I could find. While reading them, I always used to have one of two mixed tapes playing in the background. Even today though, whenever I hear any of the songs on those mixed tapes, I instantly am taken back to the the kind of mood or mental state I was in while reading those books. It's actually kind of cool and allows me to relive those times to an extent that I would not normally be able to.

    We are not exactly sure why we dream yet, but one suggestion is that it is our brains making sense of the day's flood of information. The way your brain processes information might simply be strongly slanted towards the abstract, i.e. interpreted more strongly by one hemisphere of your brain.

    Are you left or right handed?
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    I actually had this experience. when started programming and 3D animation, them times used to feel like they have a flavor and now when i remember them, I can taste it but I find it hard to experience it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER View Post
    It might simply be your brain making strong connections to certain situations. I went through a period where I read as many Dr Who books as I could find. While reading them, I always used to have one of two mixed tapes playing in the background. Even today though, whenever I hear any of the songs on those mixed tapes, I instantly am taken back to the the kind of mood or mental state I was in while reading those books. It's actually kind of cool and allows me to relive those times to an extent that I would not normally be able to.
    I understand that. It seems as though there are periods in our lives with very distinct moods and feels, and being exposed to something from one of those times brings back that mood. A benefit of reminiscence.

    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER View Post
    We are not exactly sure why we dream yet, but one suggestion is that it is our brains making sense of the day's flood of information. The way your brain processes information might simply be strongly slanted towards the abstract, i.e. interpreted more strongly by one hemisphere of your brain.

    Are you left or right handed?
    That may be so, considering I do deal with many abstract ideas.
    And I am right handed. So, I'm left-brain dominant. How might that relate?
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    Yes, I have exactly the same thing. Try reading a very unique of emotionally stressing book, or one that stimulates your mind, while listening to some music, and I find that that piece of music will ALWAYS remind me of that book or event in time. I now hate the Greek national anthem - not because I hate the music itself, but because I had a rather unpleasant experience while listening to it live in 2008 with the Beijing Olympics.
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    This Thing sounds like a disused mental state i.e a mood. Moods are how a brain gets layers of function out of a limited number of neurons, analogous to how an ishihara colour-blindness test contains several overlapping numbers and just one visible depending on what colour set your retina is "keyed" to.
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