Towards a Synergistic Understanding of Synaesthesia Combining Current Experimental Findings With Synaesthetes ' Subjective Descriptions

@inproceedings{Smilek2008TowardsAS,
  title={Towards a Synergistic Understanding of Synaesthesia Combining Current Experimental Findings With Synaesthetes ' Subjective Descriptions},
  author={Daniel Smilek and Mike J. Dixon},
  year={2008}
}
In synaesthesia, ordinary stimuli elicit extraordinary conscious experiences. For example, standard black digits may elicit highly specific colour experiences and specific tastes may elicit unusual tactile sensations. The growing interest in synaesthesia has led to numerous experimental studies of this phenomenon. The purpose of this paper is to review these recent studies and to discuss the relationship between the results of these experimental investigations of synaesthesia and the subjective… CONTINUE READING

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