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Color processing in synesthesia: what synesthesia can and cannot tell us about mechanisms of color processing

Janik McErlean, A.B and Banissy, M.J (2017) 'Color processing in synesthesia: what synesthesia can and cannot tell us about mechanisms of color processing.' Topics in Cognitive Science, 9 (1). pp. 215-227. ISSN 1756-8757

Abstract

Synesthetic experiences of color have been traditionally conceptualized as a perceptual phenomenon. However, recent evidence suggests a role of higher order cognition in the formation of synesthetic experiences. Here, we discuss how synesthetic experiences of color differ from and influence veridical color processing, and how non-perceptual processes such as imagery and color memory might play a role in eliciting synesthetic color experience.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: synesthesia; color processing; veridical color; synesthetic color; color memory; color imagery
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 22:32
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 22:32
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