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‘I taste McDonald’s chips every time I hear the word left!’ Student who can TASTE sounds is now a guinea pig for academics baffled by her condition

  • Annie Bird, 19, from Edinburgh has lexical-gustatory synaesthesia
  • The condition means she can taste different flavours as she hears or reads words
  • University says many people are unaware they have it and have devised test
  • Certain names cause Annie to taste stale bread, muffins, oranges and cheese
  • She tastes mango juice every time she hears pop star Lana Del Rey sing 
  • The threatre student’s senses can become overloaded causing her panic attacks

Source: Test to see if you have condition where you taste words | Daily Mail Online