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Synesthesia : perspectives from cognitive neuroscience

Author: Lynn C Robertson; Noam Sagiv
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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"The research presented in this volume demonstrates that it is no longer reasonable to ask whether synesthesia is real - we must now ask how we can account for it from cognitive, neurobiological, developmental, and evolutionary perspectives. Furthermore, it becomes clear that the study of synesthesia touches on every major aspect of cognition - perception, attention, memory, language, development, emotion, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Synesthesia.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)608097823
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn C Robertson; Noam Sagiv
ISBN: 019516623X 9780195166231
OCLC Number: 53020292
Description: xii, 266 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Synesthesia in perspective / Noam Sagiv --
Some demographic and socio-cultural aspects of synesthesia / Sean Day --
Varieties of synesthetic experience / Christopher W. Tyler --
On the perceptual reality of synesthetic color / Randolph Blake [and others] --
Binding of graphemes and synesthetic colors in color-graphemic synesthesia / Daniel Smilek, Mike J. Dixon, and Philip M. Merikle --
Synesthesia and the binding problem / Noam Sagiv and Lynn C. Robertson --
Can attention modulate color-graphemic synesthesia? / Anina N. Rich and Jason B. Mattingley --
Synesthesia : a window on the hard problem of consciousness / Jeffrey Gray --
The emergence of the human mind : some clues from synesthesia / V.S. Ramachandran and Edward M. Hubbard --
Neonatal synesthesia : a reevaluation / Daphne Maurer and Catherine J. Mondloch --
Developmental constraints on theories of synesthesia / Lawrence E. Marks and Eric C. Odgaard --
Synesthesia : implications for attention, binding, and consciousness-a commentary / Anne Treisman.
Responsibility: edited by Lynn C. Robertson and Noam Sagiv.
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