Developing synaesthesia: A primer (Editorial)

Meier, Beat; Rothen, Nicolas (2015). Developing synaesthesia: A primer (Editorial). Frontiers in human neuroscience, 9, p. 211. Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00211

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Synaesthesia is a variation of human experience that involves the automatic activation of unusual concurrent experiences in response to ordinary inducing stimuli. The causes for the development of synaesthesia are not well understood yet. Synaesthesia may have a genetic basis resulting in enhanced cortical connectivity during development. However, in some cases synaesthesia has a sudden onset, for example, caused by posthypnotic suggestions, drug exposure, or brain injury. Moreover, associative learning during a critical developmental period also seems to play an important role. Synaesthesia may even be acquired by training in adulthood. In this research topic, we bring together topical hypotheses, theories and empirical studies about the development of synaesthesia.

Item Type: Journal Article (Further Contribution)
Division/Institute: 07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Experimental Psychology and Neuropsychology
UniBE Contributor: Meier, Beat and Rothen, Nicolas
Subjects: 100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
ISSN: 1662-5161
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Language: English
Submitter: Beat Meier
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 15:03
Last Modified: 19 May 2015 15:03
Publisher DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00211
PubMed ID: 25941484
Uncontrolled Keywords: synaesthesia/synesthesia, immune system, serotonin, GABA antagonists, development, neonatal, multisensory integration, connectivity
BORIS DOI: 10.7892/boris.68459
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/68459

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