Semantic Representation of Synaesthesia

Meier, Beat (2013). Semantic Representation of Synaesthesia. Theoria et Historia Scientiarum, pp. 125-134. Nicolaus Copernicus University

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Synaesthesia has multifaceted consequences for both subjective experience and cognitive performance. Here, I broach the issue of how synaesthesia is represented in semantic memory. I hypothesize that, for example, in grapheme colour synaesthesia, colour is represented as an additional feature in the semantic network that enables the formation of associations that are not present in non-synaesthetes. Thus, synaesthesia provokes richer memory representations which enable learning opportunities that are not present in non-synaesthetes, provides additional memory cues, and may trigger creative ideas.

Item Type: Journal Article (Original Article)
Division/Institute: 07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Experimental Psychology and Neuropsychology
10 Strategic Research Centers > Center for Cognition, Learning and Memory (CCLM)
UniBE Contributor: Meier, Beat
Subjects: 100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
ISSN: 0867-4159
Publisher: Nicolaus Copernicus University
Language: English
Submitter: Anna Maria Ruprecht
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2014 08:29
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2014 08:17
BORIS DOI: 10.7892/boris.45904
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/45904

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