publication . Conference object . 2015

Synesthesia induced colors do not bias attention in the same manner as physical colors do

Sørensen, Thomas Alrik; Ásgeirsson, Árni Gunnar;
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  • Published: 16 May 2015
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
Grapheme-color synesthesia affects visual cognition in significant ways. The congruence or incongruence of physical stimuli with synesthetic color affects how quickly and accurately synesthetes respond to stimuli, and the induced color experience may help them memorize achromatic material and performance in visual search, much like physical stimulus features. It has been demonstrated that the content of visual memory can guide attention (e.g. Carlisle & Woodman, 2011). This effect can be measured in the response time costs or benefits related to the presence of memorized color in a visual search display. Retaining color information in memory biases attention...
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