I’ve heard a lot of musicians and music lovers say: ‘I can feel the music inside of me.’ Is there a word for that?

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    "vibe" is the best I can think of
    – DavePhD
    Jun 23, 2017 at 12:33

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This might be taking the question a bit too literally, but I thought I'd post the answer anyway because it's an interesting word.

There's a neurological phenomenon called Synesthesia that can cause people to literally feel music (or other sounds). From wikipedia:

Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia; from the Ancient Greek σύν syn, "together", and αἴσθησις aisthēsis, "sensation") is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.

Specifically for sounds causing physical sensations:

In auditory-tactile synesthesia, certain sounds can induce sensations in parts of the body. For example, someone with auditory-tactile synesthesia may experience that hearing a specific word feels like touch in one specific part of the body or may experience that certain sounds can create a sensation in the skin without being touched [...]


Probably not. It's analogous to seeing images in "your mind's eye," and I don't think there's a single word for that either.

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