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Jinx
01-01-2013, 11:33 PM
I've stated many times on this forum that I have synesthesia. For those of you who aren't sure what synesthesia is: Synesthesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia).

I was probably 12 or 13 when I first heard what synesthesia is. I remember thinking, "So what?" I literally thought everyone was like this. For me, personally, sounds and spoken words have colours and patterns, as well words I think. (When I read, I see the words in colour in my head, but I can distinguish the proper colour words are written in.)

Are there any other synesthetes on this forum? If so, what kind of synesthesia do you have? Do you enjoy it, or does it bother you?

Jowy
01-01-2013, 11:36 PM
How long did it take to type that post out?

Aulayna
01-01-2013, 11:37 PM
I was going to make a joke about the language I use being quite colourful at times but figured that'd probably be in bad taste so instead I have opted to ramble and not make it instead.

So, no. I don't suffer from it - although synesthete sounds cool but if it makes your eyes burn as much as reading that post did for me than it's really not cool at all. :(

At the same time it's fascinating though.

Sephex
01-01-2013, 11:37 PM
I always wondered what people that have the music version of that thought of this song.

fQKfabzI9qo

Formalhaut
01-01-2013, 11:39 PM
How long did it take to type that post out?

I was about to say the exact same thing.

To answer your question, I don't have it, though I'm sure if I did I'd get used to it somehow. It would probably be very annoying at first, but like most things in life, I'd get used to seeing things in colours.

Jinx
01-01-2013, 11:41 PM
I always wondered what people that have the music version of that thought of this song.

fQKfabzI9qo

I'll listen to this later and tell you what I think. :)



How long did it take to type that post out?

I was about to say the exact same thing.

To answer your question, I don't have it, though I'm sure if I did I'd get used to it somehow. It would probably be very annoying at first, but like most things in life, I'd get used to seeing things in colours.

There wasn't every a "getting used to" phase. I've been like this since a child. Things have always had colour.

EDIT: Jowy, not that long, really.

Aulayna
01-01-2013, 11:44 PM
The closest I can think of is that if I close my eyes I see colours and dots and firework type bursts and such (even if in a really dark place) but that's not related: Closed-eye hallucination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed-eye_hallucination)

Jinx
01-01-2013, 11:45 PM
The closest I can think of is that if I close my eyes I see colours and dots and firework type bursts and such (even if in a really dark place) but that's not related: Closed-eye hallucination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed-eye_hallucination)

I didn't realize THIS was a thing, either.

I thought this was just what happened. :|

Night Fury
01-01-2013, 11:49 PM
I don't have any of these powers

Formalhaut
01-01-2013, 11:57 PM
The closest I can think of is that if I close my eyes I see colours and dots and firework type bursts and such (even if in a really dark place) but that's not related: Closed-eye hallucination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed-eye_hallucination)

The only annoying things with my eyes are the little black dots or thin black lines I sometimes see.

Pike
01-01-2013, 11:59 PM
Certain musical melodies and riffs evoke movement and action to me, which translate into pictures in my head, but I don't know if that counts. It might just be a creative person thing. Who knows!

Jinx
01-02-2013, 12:02 AM
Certain musical melodies and riffs evoke movement and action to me, which translate into pictures in my head, but I don't know if that counts. It might just be a creative person thing. Who knows!

I think this technically counts.

Shorty
01-02-2013, 12:04 AM
The closest I can think of is that if I close my eyes I see colours and dots and firework type bursts and such (even if in a really dark place) but that's not related: Closed-eye hallucination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed-eye_hallucination)

I didn't realize THIS was a thing, either.

I thought this was just what happened. :|

I also thought this happened with everyone. It doesn't?

Aulayna
01-02-2013, 12:05 AM
The closest I can think of is that if I close my eyes I see colours and dots and firework type bursts and such (even if in a really dark place) but that's not related: Closed-eye hallucination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed-eye_hallucination)

I didn't realize THIS was a thing, either.

I thought this was just what happened. :|

I also thought this happened with everyone. It doesn't?

I honestly didn't even know it was a thing until this thread prompted me to Google about it. I just assumed it's something everyone experiences and was due to light penetrating through the eyelid in a diffused form but apparently it's not.

Chris
01-02-2013, 12:06 AM
I don't have any of these powers
We're Mutants without abilities.

Night Fury
01-02-2013, 12:10 AM
I don't have any of these powers
We're Mutants without abilities.

It's our job to rid the world of the psychedelic scum.

Jinx
01-02-2013, 12:12 AM
I love being a synesthete, but what a lame mutant ability!

I'm like that kid from X-Men who changes the tv with his eyes. :(

Huckleberry Quin
01-02-2013, 12:17 AM
When the PyrE went off, all my senses were mixed up. I managed to drag myself out of that molten pit with some advice from a friend, though it was a challenge.

I wish I had and would hate to have synesthesia. It sounds really cool, but must be a bloody nuisance at times.

Chris
01-02-2013, 12:26 AM
http://cymatica.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Emmasynesthesia406.jpg

Now I remember! Tifa's Boob's power is kinda similar to Emma's from Heroes. She saw sound as colors and could bend them to her will, capable of destroying buildings with the sound waves.

Tifa's Boob, can you do this also.

Sephex
01-02-2013, 12:38 AM
http://cymatica.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Emmasynesthesia406.jpg

Now I remember! Tifa's Boob's power is kinda similar to Emma's from Heroes. She saw sound as colors and could bend them to her will, capable of destroying buildings with the sound waves.

Tifa's Boob, can you do this also.

Yes. Only one boob has this power.

NEXT PLOT OF FUTURE FINAL FANTASY VII SPINOFF!

Jinx
01-02-2013, 12:38 AM
http://cymatica.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Emmasynesthesia406.jpg

Now I remember! Tifa's Boob's power is kinda similar to Emma's from Heroes. She saw sound as colors and could bend them to her will, capable of destroying buildings with the sound waves.

Tifa's Boob, can you do this also.

It's not safe for you to know, Reno.

Formalhaut
01-02-2013, 12:45 AM
I still have a hard time believing Chris's first name is Reno. It just makes me think of VII again! :p

I'm fairly certain she can only use those powers if she wears her hypno-star bra anyway.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb15/CutieTarey/tifasboobs_zpsb8c63c06.jpg

Rantz
01-02-2013, 12:45 AM
The closest I can think of is that if I close my eyes I see colours and dots and firework type bursts and such (even if in a really dark place) but that's not related: Closed-eye hallucination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed-eye_hallucination)

The only annoying things with my eyes are the little black dots or thin black lines I sometimes see.

Floater - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floater)

Not really a unique thing, but cool to know about nonetheless!

Jinx
01-02-2013, 12:48 AM
The closest I can think of is that if I close my eyes I see colours and dots and firework type bursts and such (even if in a really dark place) but that's not related: Closed-eye hallucination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed-eye_hallucination)

The only annoying things with my eyes are the little black dots or thin black lines I sometimes see.


Floater - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floater)

Not really a unique thing, but cool to know about nonetheless!

YUP!

I always had one specific apple-esque shaped one.

Chris
01-02-2013, 12:49 AM
I feel ashamed for not remembering your names, especially when you remember mine. Perhaps I have just discovered my true ability = senility.

Formalhaut
01-02-2013, 12:56 AM
To be honest the only person who I call by name is Sam (TB), because typing Tifa's Boobs for ever and ever gets abit embarrassing after awhile! I've not used the word boobs for ages until I returned to EoFF. :p

I shall henceforth call you Reno for now on!

Clo
01-02-2013, 02:11 AM
Transfer your powers to me, Sam.

blackmage_nuke
01-02-2013, 03:01 AM
As much as I enjoy hearing things, from the largest of symphany orchestras to the rustling of leaves, or cars in the distance as I drift off to sleep, to me sound is just sound.

Faris
01-02-2013, 03:05 AM
The closest I can think of is that if I close my eyes I see colours and dots and firework type bursts and such (even if in a really dark place) but that's not related: Closed-eye hallucination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed-eye_hallucination)

I didn't realize THIS was a thing, either.

I thought this was just what happened. :|

Ditto on the closed eye one. I always thought it was a normal thing.

The world as I know it is shattering. :|

Tigmafuzz
01-02-2013, 04:46 AM
Are there any other synesthetes on this forum? If so, what kind of synesthesia do you have? Do you enjoy it, or does it bother you?

IT ANNOYS THE EVER LOVING SHIT OUT OF ME

Jinx
01-02-2013, 04:48 AM
You have synesthesia, Tig?

Flaming Ice
01-02-2013, 05:22 AM
Diplopia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_vision) and is "voluntary double vision "supposed to be special too? The eye doctor asked me if I could do it a long time ago but didn't seem like anything different...

Mirage
01-02-2013, 09:34 AM
I don't have it.

Boobs: Are the colors you used in your first post the actual colors you experience along with those words?


The closest I can think of is that if I close my eyes I see colours and dots and firework type bursts and such (even if in a really dark place) but that's not related: Closed-eye hallucination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed-eye_hallucination)

Whoa, I didn't know some people didn't get that stuff. I guess I have the level 3 thing of that now and then. Mind blown.

blackmage_nuke
01-02-2013, 11:31 AM
Closed-eye hallucination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed-eye_hallucination)

"Level 1 and 2 are very common, and often happen every day"

*sigh* For a moment I thought I was special too

Jinx
01-02-2013, 04:44 PM
Mirage: Yes, they are.

Formalhaut
01-02-2013, 04:46 PM
I know I can't resist bringing it up, but what colour does

Formy

bring up for you?

Jinx
01-02-2013, 04:51 PM
I know I can't resist bringing it up, but what colour does

Formy

bring up for you?

I've already told you this in VMs. :)

Formy

It's really harsh to me.

Formalhaut
01-02-2013, 05:17 PM
I forgot. Again!

Never thought brick-reddish brown would be so severe. Now fluorescent yellow - that stings.

Jinx
01-02-2013, 05:24 PM
Yellows don't bother me, although bright yellow isn't the best shade. Cos, my name is:s

Sam Tifa's Boobs

(not posting my real name on here)

That's not exactly what I see. None of these colours are. Just an estimation.

Formalhaut
01-02-2013, 05:26 PM
Those estimate colours are quite nice I guess, here's my name:

Jordan Cleary

What colours are you getting from that Sam? Sorry if it seems like I'm using your superpowers for mundane "look at my name" exercises!

Jinx
01-02-2013, 05:37 PM
Jordan Cleary

Cleary is that shade, but sort of translucent. It looks like water.

Formalhaut
01-02-2013, 05:51 PM
Ah that's nice! I am Aquarius, so what a coincidence!

Huckleberry Quin
01-02-2013, 07:08 PM
This thread is now the "make Sam translate our names into colours" thread.

Formalhaut
01-02-2013, 09:09 PM
This thread is now the "make Sam translate our names into colours" thread.

Haha! I sure hope not, I was just really curious what colour my name was. I could have asked for my entire full name of Jordan Patrick O'Donnell Cleary, but I thought that would be abit much :D

sharkythesharkdogg
01-02-2013, 09:28 PM
Diplopia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_vision) and is "voluntary double vision "supposed to be special too? The eye doctor asked me if I could do it a long time ago but didn't seem like anything different...

I can do that voluntarily, but I didn't know it was considered a thing. I still don't consider it a thing. I also have the "close my eyes and see fireworks sometimes" thing. None of these things should be things. Just aberrations.

shrug.

Huckleberry Quin
01-02-2013, 09:37 PM
I had a friend who couldn't go cross-eyed, no matter what. As soon as you brought your finger too close to his face, his eyes would just stop focusing on it. Now I know why. Huh.

Mirage
01-02-2013, 09:52 PM
Mirage: Yes, they are.

Cool. Although, it does sound like it would be a bit annoying.

Tigmafuzz
01-02-2013, 10:28 PM
You have synesthesia, Tig?

I already told you this :colbert:

It's very minor. Certain combinations of words and colors produce a faint scent and I can sometimes see music as colors and shapes when I close my eyes. My sense of smell is horrid otherwise, though.And sometimes when I'm listening to music that I know is fundamentally sound (proper chord progressions, no clashing notes, etc.) or even things that I wrote myself, my brain tells me it doesn't sound right with ugly polygons and such :(

Skyblade
01-03-2013, 12:40 AM
Diplopia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_vision) and is "voluntary double vision "supposed to be special too? The eye doctor asked me if I could do it a long time ago but didn't seem like anything different...

Only some people can do that? Can't anyone? It's easy to do voluntary, but I also get the double vision when an object is behind an object in one eye's view, but beside it in the other's.


I get the closed eye hallucinations as well, though I too thought they happened to everyone, likely as a result of the brain trying to interpret data that wasn't there. I knew it wasn't light passing through the lid, because they actually get more intense the darker it gets. Carlsbad Caverns is trippy with the lights out.


Hey, Sam. How does Skyblade look to you? And is it any different than Sky and blade separately?

Jinx
01-03-2013, 12:42 AM
Sky Blade

Skyblade

Huckleberry Quin
01-03-2013, 12:44 AM
Do me! Do me! :jess:

Aulayna
01-03-2013, 12:45 AM
Do me! Do me! :jess:

Bend over then.

:cool:

Formalhaut
01-03-2013, 12:46 AM
Do me! Do me! :jess:

Bend over then.

:cool:

:eek:

Skyblade
01-03-2013, 12:48 AM
Sky Blade

Skyblade

Fascinating. So you actually see each individual letter grouping, separated by spaces, as different colors? Nifty.

Is it affected by capitilization? If so, what would Hungarian notation look like? SkyBlade.

Ooh, what about punctuation?

And it triggers on sounds? Do melodious sounds produce smoothly flowing colors, or are the colors for a piece of music as discordant as that post you typed?

Does someone's voice tend to have its own color? Do moods? Or is it again particular sounds and words?

Jinx
01-03-2013, 12:54 AM
Sounds have colours. Music, random sounds, etc.

If you want me to do your name, you've got to tell me!

Skyblade
01-03-2013, 12:55 AM
So what does the FF Victory Fanfare look like?

Huckleberry Quin
01-03-2013, 12:58 AM
I want you to do all of the names I've had on this forum. I'll just go get them. Ehehehe! I feel like a child, that's saved up its pocket money for months, finally going to the shop to buy that toy it always wanted! :D

Pure Quin14, Quin 'n' Tonic, Harle-Quin, Pure Queen 14, Quin, Mace Quindu, Sir Toppham Hatt, Stiltzquin, Flambard D'Quinceteth, Harle-y Davidson, Quinter Wonderland. And, hell, let's go for Arthur, as well.

If you can't be arsed with that ridiculous list, just tell me Arthur and Quin. This is super interesting, but I don't want you to waste your time haha.

Formalhaut
01-03-2013, 12:58 AM
Sheesh, I think Sam could set up a business!

"Roll up! Roll up! Get your synesthesia name colour here! Just $2!"

Huckleberry Quin
01-03-2013, 01:00 AM
I was thinking the same thing, actually. I'll pay you in rep. ;)

Skyblade
01-03-2013, 01:01 AM
Ooh, and we should do an analysis of the names of FF characters. See how their colors relate to the characters.

Formalhaut
01-03-2013, 01:03 AM
Pure Quin14, Quin 'n' Tonic, Harle-Quin, Pure Queen 14, Quin, Mace Quindu, Sir Toppham Hatt, Stiltzquin, Flambard D'Quinceteth, Harle-y Davidson, Quinter Wonderland. And, hell, let's go for Arthur, as well.


What the... how many names do you need on a forum?!

Huckleberry Quin
01-03-2013, 01:03 AM
Disturbingly relevant. (http://home.eyesonff.com/general-chat/147505-way-im-treated-i-may-well-just-sell-my-body-night.html)

Scotty_ffgamer
01-03-2013, 01:37 AM
I've always wished I had synesthesia. There are a couple of sounds I have found to make me physically feel something, but I think that mostly has to do with learned associations at this point. It's really only a couple of sounds that do it, and it is not really consistent enough to be synesthesia.

That being said, roughly a third of my friends have synesthesia for some weird reason. I have one friend that sounds create smell or taste for him (I can't remember which). I have another friend who sees shapes and colors when he tastes things. A good number of my friends see shapes and colors when they hear sounds; a couple of those people have developed perfect pitch because of it. A good number of my friends have the grapheme-color synesthesia where letters and numbers have specific colors (and genders and basic personalities actually...) I believe one friend has spatial sequence synesthesia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia#Spatial_Sequence_Synesthesia). I have always found the topic fascinating.

Jinx
01-03-2013, 01:39 AM
That's interesting you bring up the perfect pitch, thing. I'm not sure I have perfect pitch, but it has probably certainly helped.

Also, one advantage: I remember quite a bit of what I read. Because words have colours and patterns, it makes memorization extremely easy. I honestly attribute that to why I have never studied for anything, yet always get top marks.

Jinx
01-03-2013, 01:44 AM
That's interesting you bring up the perfect pitch, thing. I'm not sure I have perfect pitch, but it has probably certainly helped.

Also, one advantage: I remember quite a bit of what I read. Because words have colours and patterns, it makes memorization extremely easy. I honestly attribute that to why I have never studied for anything, yet always get top marks.

Scotty_ffgamer
01-03-2013, 02:03 AM
Remembering what's been read has been a common thing most of my synesthete friends have told me about. I can relate to not having to study, but only because I've always been able to remember exactly where things were written on the page (either in text books or in my notes). I can generally reconstruct the my notebook or the text book in my head to help me "find" information. Not that anyone cares about that bit of information.

Edit: The perfect pitch thing was always a big help in chamber choir back in high school. We could get some of our friends to help write out some of the music we didn't actually have sheet music for at times.

The closed-eye hallucination thing is interesting. I never really knew the name of it. I feel that I tended to get to "level 4" on a nightly basis during a period of my childhood that I also got big into lucid dreaming and such. At least, I think what I experienced seems to match that. I know that I experience the "level 3" thing anytime all the lights are off in my room and my eyes are closed. I think it's kind of annoying really. You all have sucked me into the internet wormhole that is Wikipedia. I can't stop looking at random pages each page seems to link me to, haha.

Flaming Ice
01-03-2013, 05:23 AM
Diplopia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_vision) and is "voluntary double vision "supposed to be special too? The eye doctor asked me if I could do it a long time ago but didn't seem like anything different...

I can do that voluntarily, but I didn't know it was considered a thing. I still don't consider it a thing.

shrug.

Me neither, just thought it was odd that the eye doctor asked me if I could like it was unique or something.

I Took the Red Pill
01-03-2013, 07:53 AM
The closest I can think of is that if I close my eyes I see colours and dots and firework type bursts and such (even if in a really dark place) but that's not related: Closed-eye hallucination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed-eye_hallucination)

I didn't realize THIS was a thing, either.

I thought this was just what happened. :|

I also thought this happened with everyone. It doesn't?

I honestly didn't even know it was a thing until this thread prompted me to Google about it. I just assumed it's something everyone experiences and was due to light penetrating through the eyelid in a diffused form but apparently it's not.No, it pretty much is : Phosphene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphene)

I feel like everyone has them in some capacity.

nik0tine
01-03-2013, 08:17 AM
I have aural synesthesia and it is awesome.

NorthernChaosGod
01-03-2013, 11:13 PM
Do my name, please. :)

Rocket Edge
01-03-2013, 11:19 PM
Since I can remember I have thought of certain words with colours, but definitely not all the time. Generally, it begins with the starting letter that leads me on. For instance, when I would think of the name Gary, I would automatically think of the colour grey.

To be honest, I would more-so get visions in my head more than anything else. Say a word and I would think of a picture of something in my head that wouldn't directly have anything to do with said word. I dunno. :|

Jinx
01-03-2013, 11:19 PM
Julian Rivera

Rivera is actually more of a speckled, blue and white mixture, but it sort of looks like that.

Jinx
01-03-2013, 11:25 PM
So what does the FF Victory Fanfare look like?

White, and the song plays in my head. Not sure if that's synesthesia or just it causing me to think about it. xD So, yeah, white.



Pure Quin14, Quin 'n' Tonic, Harle-Quin, Pure Queen 14, Quin, Mace Quindu, Sir Toppham Hatt, Stiltzquin, Flambard D'Quinceteth, Harle-y Davidson, Quinter Wonderland. And, hell, let's go for Arthur, as well.
.

Quin
Arthur

Huckleberry Quin
01-04-2013, 12:35 AM
Holy shit, I'm Iron Man.

Skyblade
01-04-2013, 01:22 AM
So, do the words look like that regardless of font and actual coloration? If I color a word red, can you see the color, or do you just see the word the same color you always see it? Or do the color mix together?


Also, since I'm curious, what do the two most common words in videogaming look like to you?

GAME OVER

Raistlin
01-04-2013, 01:58 AM
You can do me as well, Boobies. ;)

I do not have synesthesia. The only thing weird about my eyes is that I'll sometimes see spots as the result of eyestrain or headaches that interfere with my visual field enough to make reading/using a computer difficult. It's very annoying, but is fortunately fairly uncommon.

Lone Wolf Leonhart
01-04-2013, 04:03 AM
I don't have color synesthesia necessarily, in the sense that I don't see text as rainbow colored as the original post in this thread, but there are certain words, people, and places that I associate with specific colors. This is only because they're commonly paired together, though. I'm sure it's not uncommon to think of the color red right after you see the word apple.

However the following is something I experience:


In spatial-sequence, or number form synesthesia, numbers, months of the year, and/or days of the week elicit precise locations in space (for example, 1980 may be "farther away" than 1990), or may have a (three-dimensional) view of a year as a map (clockwise or counterclockwise).

Also, some words I read tend to "pop out" at me. Almost like a 3D effect, similar to how if you stare at a computer screen for a few hours the words look like they start to move. I'm not sure what it is. I'm sure it's related to my OCD somehow, where I tend to glare at specific words that look uncommon, misspelled, or heavily erased and rewritten.


There are a couple of sounds I have found to make me physically feel something.

Any chance it could be this?

http://home.eyesonff.com/general-chat/146209-asmr-otherwise-known-head-orgasm.html

Dr. rydrum2112
01-04-2013, 04:06 AM
There is a good book by V. S. Ramachandran on this. Also you can probably find some youtubes of him talking about it, he might be the worlds' expert on it.

Scotty_ffgamer
01-04-2013, 08:45 AM
Any chance it could be this?

http://home.eyesonff.com/general-chat/146209-asmr-otherwise-known-head-orgasm.html

What I'm talking about isn't that, but I have experienced that as well. What I'm talking about is just that when I hear people buzz their lips, my lips feel as if they are doing it to. I actually find that to be an extremely unpleasant feeling so I hate it when anyone does that. Choir in high school was miserable sometimes because we had to do that as a warm up. I would just cover my ears and refuse to do the warm up. Also the sound (and feel) of certain rough fabrics rubbing against each other cause my teeth to hurt. For some reason, it also creates a metallic taste in my mouth. I have no idea why though.

Shorty
01-04-2013, 10:37 AM
However the following is something I experience:


In spatial-sequence, or number form synesthesia, numbers, months of the year, and/or days of the week elicit precise locations in space (for example, 1980 may be "farther away" than 1990), or may have a (three-dimensional) view of a year as a map (clockwise or counterclockwise).

How strange - this is something I do as well! I always thought it was something that everyone did, though now that I think about it I'm not sure why.