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A systematic, large-scale study of synaesthesia: implications for the role of early experience in lexical-colour associations
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It is suggested that the development of lexical-colour synaesthesia in many cases incorporates early learning experiences common to all individuals, and that the learning of such sequences during an early critical period determines the particular pattern of lexicals-colour links and that this pattern then generalises to other words.
Unconscious priming eliminates automatic binding of colour and alphanumeric form in synaesthesia
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It is concluded that automatic binding of colour and alphanumeric form in synaesthesia arises after initial processes of letter and digit recognition are complete and that synaesthetic experiences can be prevented despite substantial processing of the sensory stimuli that otherwise trigger them.
Neural correlates of imagined and synaesthetic colours
The experience of colour is a core element of human vision. Colours provide important symbolic and contextual information not conveyed by form alone. Moreover, the experience of colour can arise
Color Channels, Not Color Appearance or Color Categories, Guide Visual Search for Desaturated Color Targets
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In visual search, desaturated reddish targets are much easier to find than other desaturated targets, even when perceptual differences between targets and distractors are carefully equated, and it is speculated that this guidance might reflect a specialization for human skin.
Why do we miss rare targets? Exploring the boundaries of the low prevalence effect.
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It is concluded that the specific source of those errors depends on the nature of the search, and low target prevalence puts searchers under pressure that tends to increase miss errors.
Cross-Modality Correspondence between Pitch and Spatial Location Modulates Attentional Orienting
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The flexible contextual mapping between pitch and location, as well as its susceptibility to top–down control, suggests the pitch-induced cuing effect is primarily mediated by cognitive processes after initial sensory encoding and occurs at a relatively late stage of voluntary attention orienting.
The Nature and Origin of Cross-Modal Associations to Odours
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The results suggest that both semantic and perceptual mechanisms underpin odour cross-modal matches, and point to the importance of hedonics as a further contributing mechanism.
Anomalous perception in synaesthesia: A cognitive neuroscience perspective
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The latest findings on synaesthesia are reviewed, and its possible genetic, neural and cognitive bases are considered, and a neurocognitive framework for understanding anomalous perceptual experiences is proposed.
Multimodal functional imaging of motor imagery using a novel paradigm
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The task robustly and reliably invokes motor imagery is presented, which may prove useful for interrogating the functional status of the motor circuitry in patients with motor disorders and further elucidate the neural circuitry of MI.
Do Synaesthetic Colours Act as Unique Features in Visual Search?
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The results indicate that, at least for the majority of individuals, synaesthetic colours do not arise early enough in visual processing to guide or attract focal attention.
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