Synaesthesia — A Window Into Perception , Thought and Language

  title={Synaesthesia — A Window Into Perception , Thought and Language},
  author={Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Edward M Hubbard},
We investigated grapheme–colour synaesthesia and found that: (1) The induced colours led to perceptual grouping and pop-out, (2) a grapheme rendered invisible through ‘crowding’ or lateral masking induced synaesthetic colours — a form of blindsight — and (3) peripherally presented graphemes did not induce colours even when they were clearly visible. Taken collectively, these and other experiments prove conclusively that synaesthesia is a genuine perceptual phenomenon, not an effect based on… CONTINUE READING
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