Time-space synaesthesia--a cognitive advantage?

@article{Mann2009TimespaceSC,
  title={Time-space synaesthesia--a cognitive advantage?},
  author={Heather Elizabeth Mann and Jason Korzenko and Jonathan S. A. Carriere and Mike J. Dixon},
  journal={Consciousness and cognition},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={619-27}
}
Is synaesthesia cognitively useful? Individuals with time-space synaesthesia experience time units (such as months of the year) as idiosyncratic spatial forms, and report that these forms aid them in mentally organising their time. In the present study, we hypothesised that time-space synaesthesia would facilitate performance on a time-related cognitive task. Synaesthetes were not specifically recruited for participation; instead, likelihood of time-space synaesthesia was assessed on a… CONTINUE READING

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