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Thodore Flournoy on synesthetic personification

Plassart, Anna; White, Rebekah


In 1893, Théodore Flournoy published a landmark book on synesthesia — Des phénomènes de synopsie [Of Synoptic Phenomena]. The book presented a pioneering chapter on synesthetic personification, including numerous striking case examples, and it is frequently cited by twenty-first-century researchers as providing some of the earliest examples of the phenomenon. Flournoy employed a broad definition of personification — the representation of stimuli as concrete and specific individuals or inanimate...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
DOI: 10.1080/0964704X.2015.1077542


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