Evidence Against Functionalism from Neuroimaging of the Alien Colour Effect in Synaesthesia

@article{Gray2006EvidenceAF,
  title={Evidence Against Functionalism from Neuroimaging of the Alien Colour Effect in Synaesthesia},
  author={Jeffrey A. Gray and David M Parslow and Michael J. Brammer and Susan Chopping and Goparlen N. Vythelingum and Dominic H. Fytche},
  journal={Cortex},
  year={2006},
  volume={42},
  pages={309-318}
}
Coloured hearing synaesthetes experience colours to heard words, as confirmed by reliability of self-report, psychophysical testing and functional neuroimaging data. Some also describe the 'alien colour effect' (ACE): in response to colour names, they experience colours different from those named. We have previously reported that the ACE slows colour naming in a Stroop task, reflecting cognitive interference from synaesthetically induced colours, which depends upon their being consciously… Expand
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