Synaesthesia: an investigation using Stroop-like tasks and PET imaging. Tyson Baker Psychology 347.3 Monday, November 25. Presented articles.
Psychology 347.3 Monday, November 25
-Shown to be active in visual tasks of divided attention involving colour (i.e. looking for a red square in a variety of other coloured shapes)
-Due to divided attention between words associated meaning and the colour perceived?
-Case study on 46y.o. female Psychology graduate regarded as “L”
-Naïve to her colour-digit synasthesia
-studied when she stated “two is yellow, of course”
-Experiment 1 to test if L’s synasthesia was discrete, memorable, durable, and involuntary but elicited
-Experiment 2 to test lexical processing of synasthesia
-Experiment 3 to investigate colour-digit patterns in Euclidian space
-identifiable digits on colour wheel were used for Stroop-type tasks
H1: controls will score similar to past research, specifically: 1 target colour < 3 target colours
H2: L will show classic Stroop