Mitempfindung in synaesthetes: co-incidence or meaningful association?

Burrack, Anna; Knoch, Daria; Brugger, Peter (2006). Mitempfindung in synaesthetes: co-incidence or meaningful association? Cortex, 42(2), pp. 151-154. Elsevier

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Mitempfindung is the referral of a tactile sensation to a location far away from the stimulation site. This brief note reports a 40% incidence of Mitempfindung in a sample of 20 digit-color synaesthetes which contrasts with a 10% incidence in two control groups of non-synaesthetes. Phenomenological similarities between Mitempfindung and synaesthesia are discussed, and we propose that an erratic neural connectivity underlies both phenomena. To better characterize the nature of the purported neurophysiological peculiarities, prospective studies are needed that characterize Mitempfindung in synaesthetes and nonsynaesthetes.

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

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

0010-9452

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Irène Gonce-Gyr

Date Deposited:

22 Dec 2014 13:25

Last Modified:

22 Dec 2014 13:25

PubMed ID:

16683488

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/61204

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