Linguistic determinants of word colouring in grapheme-colour synaesthesia.

  title={Linguistic determinants of word colouring in grapheme-colour synaesthesia.},
  author={Julia Simner and Louise E Glover and Alice Mowat},
  journal={Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior},
  volume={42 2},
Previous studies of grapheme-colour synaesthesia have suggested that words tend to be coloured by their initial letter or initial vowel (e.g., Baron-Cohen et al., 1993; Ward et al., 2005). We examine this assumption in two ways. First, we show that letter position and syllable stress have been confounded, such that the initial letters of a word are often in stressed position (e.g., 'wo-man, 'ta-ble, 'ha-ppy). With participant JW, we separate these factors (e.g., with stress homographs such as… CONTINUE READING