Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Synesthesia

@article{Hubbard2005NeurocognitiveMO,
  title={Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Synesthesia},
  author={Edward M Hubbard and Virginia S. Ramachandran},
  journal={Neuron},
  year={2005},
  volume={48},
  pages={509-520}
}
Synesthesia is a condition in which stimulation of one sensory modality causes unusual experiences in a second, unstimulated modality. Although long treated as a curiosity, recent research with a combination of phenomenological, behavioral, and neuroimaging methods has begun to identify the cognitive and neural basis of synesthesia. Here, we review this literature with an emphasis on grapheme-color synesthesia, in which viewing letters and numbers induces the perception of colors. We discuss… Expand

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