For Kathryn Jackson, conversations can be delicious. The 22-year-old English woman suffers from lexical-gustatory synesthesia, a very rare condition which causes her to taste certain foods when she hears certain words.
“I can taste words when I hear or see them. Sometimes a word sounds like a food item, which can trigger me to taste it," Jackson explains. “So for example when I hear the name ‘Lola’ I can taste lollipops." She also tastes carrots when she hears the name “Rory” and stuffing when she hears “impossible."
But wait, there's more! Jackson not only tastes the flavor but can also feel a food's textures and smell the scent.