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Enhanced semantic priming in synesthetes independent of sensory binding

Goodhew, Stephanie C.; Freire, Melissa R.; Edwards, Mark


Synesthesia is the phenomenon in which individuals experience unusual involuntary cross-modal pairings. The evidence to date suggests that synesthetes have access to advantageous item-specific memory cues linked to their synesthetic experience, but whether this emphasis on item-specific memory cues comes at the expense of semantic-level processing has not been unambiguously demonstrated. Here we found that synesthetes produce substantially greater semantic priming magnitudes, unrelated to their...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-05
Type: Journal article
Source: Consciousness and Cognition
DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2015.02.019


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