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State of the art: Synaesthesia

Ward, J; (2003) State of the art: Synaesthesia. The Psychologist , 16 (4) pp.196 - 199.

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WHAt colour is the letter A? What does the number 1 taste of? Does listening to music, speaking or eating food produce colours, shapes or textures? For most people, questions such as these will either yield a look of bewilderment or an emphatic ‘No!’ However, when I have posed this question to our intake of psychology undergraduates at University College London, as many as 1 per cent are certain that they experience something like this. These students may well have synaesthesia.

Title:State of the art: Synaesthesia
Additional information:Imported via OAI, 15:41:43 19th Jul 2007
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences

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