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Language use statistics and prototypical grapheme colours predict synaesthetes' and non-synaesthetes' word-colour associations

Goodhew, Stephanie Catherine; Kidd, Evan


Synaesthesia is the neuropsychological phenomenon in which individuals experience unusual sensory associations, such as experiencing particular colours in response to particular words. While it was once thought the particular pairings between stimuli were arbitrary and idiosyncratic to particular synaesthetes, there is now growing evidence for a systematic psycholinguistic basis to the associations. Here we sought to assess the explanatory value of quantifiable lexical association measures (via...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-12-23
Type: Journal article
Source: Acta psychologica
DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2016.12.008
Access Rights: Open Access


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