"In general, these individuals perceive months of the year in circular shapes, usually just as an image inside their mind's eye," says David Brang of the department of psychology at the University of California, San Diego.Of course, when wearable computer/projectors really take off, we'll all be time-space synaesthetes.
"These calendars occur in almost any possible shape, and many of the synaesthetes actually experience the calendar projected out into the real world."
One of Brang's subjects was able to see the year as a circular ring surrounding her body. The "ring" rotated clockwise throughout the year so that the current month was always inside her chest with the previous month right in front of her chest.
Apr 4, 2010
How does the mind construct its perception of the passage of time? In some cases, in a nearly tangible way: a condition called time-space synaesthesia.