First evidence that synaesthesia gives colour to sign language

First evidence that synaesthesia gives colour to sign language

Photo of a person's hands

An all new study suggests for the first time the way synesthesia crosses into the written word may also apply to sign language. “The results demonstrate that this generalisation is not limited to spoken languages, but also occur in a manual language,” says Associate Professor Anina Rich. “The results are consistent with the idea that synaesthesia is predominantly mediated by conceptual links.”

Content owner: Department of Cognitive Science Last updated: 05 Jun 2019 8:54am

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