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Types of Synaesthesia

  • Lorna Simpson (a1) and Peter McKellar (a1)

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Synaesthesia is defined by Vernon (1937) as a phenomenon in which “a stimulus presented in one mode seems to call up imagery of another mode as readily as that of its own”. The discovery of synaesthesia has sometimes been wrongly attributed to Galton. Galton (1883) certainly describes instances, but reports on earlier descriptions, for example those published in 1881 by Bleuler and Lehmann.

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Types of Synaesthesia

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