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:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/68459

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