Reduced audiovisual integration in synesthesia--evidence from bimodal speech perception.

  title={Reduced audiovisual integration in synesthesia--evidence from bimodal speech perception.},
  author={C. Sinke and Janina Neufeld and Markus Zedler and Hinderk M. Emrich and Stefan Bleich and Thomas F. M{\"u}nte and Gregor Rafael Szycik},
  journal={Journal of neuropsychology},
  volume={8 1},
Recent research suggests synesthesia as a result of a hypersensitive multimodal binding mechanism. To address the question whether multimodal integration is altered in synesthetes in general, grapheme-colour and auditory-visual synesthetes were investigated using speech-related stimulation in two behavioural experiments. First, we used the McGurk illusion to test the strength and number of illusory perceptions in synesthesia. In a second step, we analysed the gain in speech perception coming… CONTINUE READING
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