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Heather McElhatton talks to James Wannerton, who has a neurological condition called “Lexical-Gustatory Synesthesia,” which allows him to taste sound. James Wannerton has Synesthesia, a condition where his senses are crossed.  To better explain his condition he mapped out the entire London Underground with stations and their corresponding flavors. James Wannerton has Synesthesia, a condition where his senses are crossed. He mapped out the entire London Tube, by what each station tastes like…Tottenham Court and Kensington Station become Jelly Tots and burnt bacon…the central line features Cauliflower stalks, chocolate biscuits, wet wool and ink. Also, you can finally find out what Benedict Cumberbatch tastes like. (it’s weird. )

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“A Beautiful World” is a news program produced by American Public Media that focuses on inspirational stories from around the world, featuring good news about science, technology, ecology, art, music and medicine. The program is hosted by best-selling author Heather McElhatton, whom listeners may know from her contributions to This American Life, Marketplace and MPR News. Visit www.prettylittlemistakes.com for more stories and audio collection



Living, Science
Food, Heather McElhatton, James wannerton, Synesthesia, Taste, TAste Tube Map