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ERIC Number: EJ781403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Synesthesia and Number Cognition in Children
Green, Jennifer A. K.; Goswami, Usha
Cognition, v106 n1 p463-473 Jan 2008
Grapheme-color synesthesia, when achromatic digits evoke an experience of a specific color (photisms), has been shown to be consistent, involuntary, and linked with number concept in adults, yet there have been no comparable investigations with children. We present a systematic study of grapheme-color synesthesia in children aged between 7 and 15 years. Here we show that such children (but not children with phoneme-color synesthesia) experience involuntary difficulties in numerical tasks when digits are presented in colors incongruent with their photisms. Synesthesia in children may thus have important consequences for certain aspects of numerical cognition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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