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Do synaesthetic colours act as unique features in visual search?

Edquist, Jessica; Rich, Anina N; Brinkman, Cobie; Mattingley, Jason B


For individuals with grapheme-colour synaesthesia, letters, numbers and words elicit vivid and highly consistent colour experiences. A critical question in determining the mechanisms underlying the phenomenon is whether synaesthetic colours arise early in visual processing, prior to the allocation of focused attention, or at some later stage following explicit recognition of the inducing form. If the synaesthetic colour elicited by an achromatic target emerges early in visual processing, then...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Cortex
DOI: 10.1016/S0010-9452(08)70347-2


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