When 3 is a Jerk and E is a King: Personifying Inanimate Objects in Synesthesia

  title={When 3 is a Jerk and E is a King: Personifying Inanimate Objects in Synesthesia},
  author={Daniel Smilek and Kelly A. Malcolmson and Jonathan S. A. Carriere and Meghan Eller and Donna Kwan and Michael G. Reynolds},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
We report a case study of an individual (TE) for whom inanimate objects, such as letters, numbers, simple shapes, and even furniture, are experienced as having rich and detailed personalities. TE reports that her object-personality pairings are stable over time, occur independent of her intentions, and have been there for as long as she can remember. In these respects, her experiences are indicative of synesthesia. Here we show that TE's object-personality pairings are very consistent across… 

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