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The physiology of coloured hearing. A PET activation study of colour-word synaesthesia.
TLDR
The results suggest that colour-word synaesthesia may result from the activity of brain areas concerned with language and visual feature integration, as conscious visual experience appears to occur without activation of the primary visual cortex.
Coloured Speech Perception: Is Synaesthesia what Happens when Modularity Breaks Down?
TLDR
A study is presented in which nine subjects were tested who also reported having coloured hearing and confirmed the genuineness of these nine cases of chromatic–lexical synaesthesia, with some consistency found in the colours evoked by hearing specific letters, suggesting the condition has a neurological basis.