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A systematic , large-scale study of synaesthesia : implications for the role of early experience in lexical-colour associations

@inproceedings{Richa2005AS,
  title={A systematic , large-scale study of synaesthesia : implications for the role of early experience in lexical-colour associations},
  author={Ahuja Richa. and John L. Bradshawb and J. B. Mattingleya},
  year={2005}
}
For individuals with synaesthesia, stimuli in one sensory modality elicit anomalous experiences in another modality. For example, the sound of a particular piano note may be ‘seen’ as a unique colour, or the taste of a familiar food may be ‘felt’ as a distinct bodily sensation. We report a study of 192 adult synaesthetes, in which we administered a structured questionnaire to determine the relative frequency and characteristics of different types of synaesthetic experience. Our data suggest the… 
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