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Hearing Colours and Tasting Words: The Psychology of Synaesthesia

Dr Julia Simner, University of Edinburgh, works in the field of experimental psychology. During her British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2001–2004) she looked at how people processed the meaning of words from their preceding context. Her current research interests include the condition of synaesthesia – a joining together of sensations which are normally experienced separately – which she describes in this article.

Psychology • Julia Simner

The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Published in British Academy Review, Issue 8.