Synesthesia: when colors count

Knoch, Daria; Gianotti, Lorena; Mohr, Christine; Brugger, Peter (2005). Synesthesia: when colors count. Cognitive brain research, 25(1), pp. 372-374. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cogbrainres.2005.05.005

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A tacitly held assumption in synesthesia research is the unidirectionality of digit-color associations. This notion is based on synesthetes' report that digits evoke a color percept, but colors do not elicit any numerical impression. In a random color generation task, we found evidence for an implicit co-activation of digits by colors, a finding that constrains neurological theories concerning cross-modal associations in general and synesthesia in particular.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience

UniBE Contributor:

Knoch, Daria and Gianotti, Lorena

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

0926-6410

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lorena Gianotti

Date Deposited:

24 Dec 2014 09:27

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2015 10:51

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.cogbrainres.2005.05.005

PubMed ID:

15936180

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Neural basis of behavior, Cognition

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.61187

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/61187

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