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Seeing Sound: How Synesthesia Can Change Our Thinking | Annie Dickinson | [email protected]

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Annie can hear colors and see sounds. She has a neurological condition called synesthesia. It has enabled her to see the true “colors” of those around her. It’s a perfect analogy of how we can be more accepting of others if we let others talk and get to know them better.

Annie Dickinson is a sophomore at Lower Dauphin High School. She plays violin in her school orchestra and in the Hershey Symphony. She has been fortunate to play in some unique events, including a Lincoln Center concert with the Hershey Symphony, the NAfME AllEastern Convention, PMEA festivals, and alongside the Piano Guys at their concert in Hershey. In addition, she is the pianist for her school jazz band and sings in her school chamber choir. Annie serves as President of her school’s TriM chapter. She has also selfreleased an album entitled “Synesthesia” under the artist name “Annie Elise”. In her free time, Annie enjoys dancing ballet and jazz. Annie is also focused on academics and is a part of her school’s honor societies and STEM team. In the future, Annie hopes to major in a music related field and continue to speak about synesthesia.

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