publication . Article . 2011

Bidirectional lexical–gustatory synesthesia

Francois Richer; Sophie Poirier; Guillaume-Alexandre Beaufils;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2011 Journal: Consciousness and Cognition, volume 20, pages 1,738-1,743 (issn: 1053-8100, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
In developmental lexical-gustatory synesthesia, specific words (inducers) can trigger taste perceptions (concurrents) and these synesthetic associations are generally stable. We describe a case of multilingual lexical-gustatory synesthesia for whom some synesthesias were bidirectional as some tastes also triggered auditory word associations. Evoked concurrents could be gustatory but also tactile sensations. In addition to words and pseudowords, many voices were effective inducers, suggesting increased connections between cortical taste areas and both voice-selective and language-selective areas. Lasting changes in some evoked tastes occurred during childhood sug...
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free text keywords: Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Developmental and Educational Psychology, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Lexical-gustatory synesthesia, Cognitive psychology, Psychology, Lexico, computer.programming_language, computer, Taste, Synesthesia, medicine.disease, medicine, Sensation, Insula, Lexicon
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