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Why we are not all synesthetes (not even weakly so)
A little over a decade ago, Martino and Marks (Current Directions in Psychological Science 10:61–65, 2001) put forward the influential claim that cases of intuitive matchings between stimuli in… Expand
The insectivore’s dilemma, and how to take the West out of it
Abstract A number of health and agricultural organizations have been encouraging Westerners to integrate insects into their diet, without success. Appealing to consumer’s reason and responsibility,… Expand
Crossmodal correspondences between odors and contingent features: odors, musical notes, and geometrical shapes
Olfactory experiences represent a domain that is particularly rich in crossmodal associations. Whereas associations between odors and tastes, or other properties of their typical sources such as… Expand
How automatic are crossmodal correspondences?
The last couple of years have seen a rapid growth of interest (especially amongst cognitive psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, and developmental researchers) in the study of crossmodal… Expand
Tasting Liquid Shapes: Investigating the Sensory Basis of Cross-modal Correspondences
Numerous cross-modal associations bearing on food perception and evaluation have been highlighted. Some of them hold between apparently disconnected features like musical instruments and basic… Expand
As Light as your Footsteps: Altering Walking Sounds to Change Perceived Body Weight, Emotional State and Gait
- Ana Tajadura-Jiménez, Maria Basia, O. Deroy, M. Fairhurst, Nicolai Marquardt, N. Bianchi-Berthouze
- Computer Science
- 18 April 2015
An ever more sedentary lifestyle is a serious problem in our society. Enhancing people's exercise adherence through technology remains an important research challenge. We propose a novel approach for… Expand
Hedonic mediation of the crossmodal correspondence between taste and shape
Abstract Crossmodal correspondences between gustatory (taste), olfactory (smell), and flavour stimuli on the one hand and visual attributes on the other have been extensively documented in recent… Expand
Reading the World through the Skin and Ears: A New Perspective on Sensory Substitution
Sensory substitution devices aim at replacing or assisting one or several functions of a deficient sensory modality by means of another sensory modality. Despite the numerous studies and research… Expand
Crossmodal correspondences: Innate or learned?
“Are Chimpanzees synaesthetic?” An affirmative answer to this question appeared recently in a Nature commentary on a study by Ludwig, Adachi, and Matzuzawa (2011) that demonstrated crossmodal… Expand
On tasty colours and colourful tastes? Assessing, explaining, and utilizing crossmodal correspondences between colours and basic tastes
Can basic tastes, such as sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and possibly also umami, be conveyed by means of colour? If so, how should we understand the relationship between colours and tastes: Is it… Expand