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Synaesthesia: learned or lost?

Abstract:

The question why synaesthesia, an atypical binding within or between modalities, occurs is both enduring and important. Two explanations have been provided: (1) a congenital explanation: we are all born as synaesthetes but most of us subsequently lose the experience due to brain development; (2) a learning explanation: synaesthesia is related to some learning process during childhood. Three recent studies provide conflicting support for these explanations. Two studies supported the idea that ...

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Cohen Kadosh, R More by this author
Journal:
Developmental science
Volume:
12
Issue:
3
Pages:
484-491
Publication date:
2009-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1467-7687
ISSN:
1363-755X
URN:
uuid:fd2de6cb-ad60-4bfd-b03b-c2b6d761cf8e
Source identifiers:
244612
Local pid:
pubs:244612

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