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Can synaesthesia research inform cognitive science?

Cohen Kadosh, R; Henik, A; (2007) Can synaesthesia research inform cognitive science? TRENDS in Cognitive Sciences , 11 (4) 177 - 184.

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Abstract

The renaissance of synaesthesia research has produced many insights regarding the aetiology and mechanisms that may underlie this intriguing phenomenon, which abnormally binds features between and within modalities. Synaesthesia is interesting in its own right but whether it contributes to our knowledge of neurocognitive systems underlying non-synaesthete experience is an open question. We show here that results from the field of synaesthesia can constrain cognitive theories in numerical cognition, automaticity, crossmodal interaction, and awareness. Therefore, research of synaesthesia provides a unique window into other domains of cognitive neuroscience. We conclude that the study of synaesthesia could advance our understanding of the normal and abnormal human brain and cognition.

Type:Article
Title:Can synaesthesia research inform cognitive science?
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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