Synaesthesia and colour constancy.

  title={Synaesthesia and colour constancy.},
  author={Holly E. Erskine and Jason B. Mattingley and Derek Henry Arnold},
  journal={Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior},
  volume={49 4},
Grapheme-colour synaesthesia is an atypical condition characterized by the perception of colours when reading achromatic text. We investigated the level of colour processing responsible for these experiences. To do so, we tapped a central characteristic of colour perception. In different lighting conditions the same wavelength of light can prompt the perception of different colours. This helps humans recognize distinctive coloured objects despite changes in illumination. We wanted to see if… CONTINUE READING

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