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A tripartite trans-modal relationship among sounds, shapes and emotions: A case of abrupt modulation

  title={A tripartite trans-modal relationship among sounds, shapes and emotions: A case of abrupt modulation},
  author={Shigeto Kawahara and Kazuko Shinohara},
  journal={Cognitive Science},
A tripartite trans-modal relationship among sounds, shapes and emotions: A case of abrupt modulation Shigeto Kawahara (kawahara@rci.rutgers.edu) Linguistics Department, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ 08901, USA Kazuko Shinohara (k-shino@cc.tuat.ac.jp) Institute of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, 2-24-16 Nakacho, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, JAPAN Abstract exceptions. For example, Sapir found that English speakers tend to associate [a] (back and low vowels) with big… 
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  • V. Slavova
  • Psychology
    International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science Engineering and Education
  • 2019
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