Colours and Category learning – Implications for Grapheme-Colour Synaesthesia

Thea Katy Mannix, Thomas Alrik Sørensen*


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In their recent publication, Pinna & Deiana (2018) describe the significant benefits of colour as a word segmentation tool for both adults and children with dyslexia. Here we describe how these findings may support work that claims synaesthesia, a neurological phenomenon where graphemes elicit an automatic, involuntary experience of colour, may develop in response to the cognitive demands of gaining literacy in childhood (Watson, Akins, Spiker, Crawford & Enns, 2014; 2017). We further describe how this may reflect on the underlying mechanisms of synaesthesia.
TitelSálubót: Afmælisrit til heiðurs Jörgen L. Pind
RedaktørerÁrni Kristiánsson, Heida Maria Sigurdardottir, Kristjan Arnason
Antal sider10
ForlagUniversity of Iceland Press
Publikationsdato8 okt. 2021
StatusUdgivet - 8 okt. 2021
BegivenhedSálubót – Málþing til heiðurs Jörgen L. Pind sjötugum - University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Island
Varighed: 8 okt. 20218 okt. 2021


KonferenceSálubót – Málþing til heiðurs Jörgen L. Pind sjötugum
LokationUniversity of Iceland


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