Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Ewelina Wnuk

Synaesthesia: A Cross-Cultural Pilot (v. 2)

Synaesthesia is a condition in which stimulation of one sensory modality (e.g. hearing) causes additional experiences in a second, unstimulated modality (e.g. seeing colours). The goal of this task is to explore the types (and incidence) of synaesthesia in different cultures. Two simple tests can ascertain the existence of synaesthesia in your community.


You will need the focal colour stimuli and the set of audio files provided below.


Field Manual entry
Synaesthesia: A Cross-cultural Pilot (134.67 kB)

Stimulus materials
Synaesthesia audio files (2.08 MB)

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Majid, Asifa, Tessa van Leeuwen & Mark Dingemanse. 2009. Synaesthesia: a cross-cultural pilot. In Asifa Majid (ed.), Field Manual Volume 12, 8-13. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
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