Duncan Carmichael

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Dr Duncan Carmichael

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Personality profile of child synaesthetes

Journal Article
Rinaldi, L., Smees, R., Carmichael, D., & Simner, J. (2020)
Personality profile of child synaesthetes. Frontiers in Bioscience, 12, 162-182
Previous research into personality and synaesthesia has focused on adult populations and yielded mixed results. One particular challenge has been to distinguish traits associa...

Numeracy skills in child synaesthetes: Evidence from grapheme-colour synaesthesia

Journal Article
Rinaldi, L. J., Smees, R., Carmichael, D. A., & Simner, J. (2020)
Numeracy skills in child synaesthetes: Evidence from grapheme-colour synaesthesia. Cortex, 126, 141-152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2020.01.007
Grapheme-colour synaesthesia is a neurological trait that causes lifelong colour associations for letter and numbers. Synaesthesia studies have demonstrated differences betwee...

Learning in colour: children with grapheme-colour synaesthesia show cognitive benefits in vocabulary and self-evaluated reading

Journal Article
Smees, R., Hughes, J., Carmichael, D. A., & Simner, J. (2019)
Learning in colour: children with grapheme-colour synaesthesia show cognitive benefits in vocabulary and self-evaluated reading. Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences, 374(1787), https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2018.0348
Cognitive benefits associated with grapheme-colour synaesthesia in adults are well documented, but far less is known about whether such benefits might arise in synaesthetes as...

Investigating genetic links between grapheme–colour synaesthesia and neuropsychiatric traits

Journal Article
Tilot, A. K., Vino, A., Kucera, K. S., Carmichael, D. A., van den Heuvel, L., den Hoed, J., …Fisher, S. E. (2019)
Investigating genetic links between grapheme–colour synaesthesia and neuropsychiatric traits. Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences, 374(1787), https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2019.0026
Synaesthesia is a neurological phenomenon affecting perception, where triggering stimuli (e.g. letters and numbers) elicit unusual secondary sensory experiences (e.g. colours)...

The biggest extension of rights in Europe? Needs, rights and children with additional support needs in Scotland

Journal Article
Riddell, S., & Carmichael, D. (2019)
The biggest extension of rights in Europe? Needs, rights and children with additional support needs in Scotland. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 23(5), 473-490. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2019.1580925
The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 boosted the rights of parents of children with additional support needs (ASN) by improving access to inform...

Is there a burden attached to synaesthesia? Health screening of synaesthetes in the general population

Journal Article
Carmichael, D. A., Smees, R., Shillcock, R. C., & Simner, J. (2019)
Is there a burden attached to synaesthesia? Health screening of synaesthetes in the general population. British Journal of Psychology, 110(3), 530-548. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjop.12354
Synaesthesia has long been considered a benign alternative form of perception most often associated with positive rather than negative outcomes. The condition has been associa...

Social responsiveness to inanimate entities: Altered white matter in a ‘social synaesthesia’

Journal Article
Simner, J., Rehme, M., Carmichael, D., Bastin, M., Sprooten, E., McIntosh, A., …Zedler, M. (2016)
Social responsiveness to inanimate entities: Altered white matter in a ‘social synaesthesia’. Neuropsychologia, 91, 282-289. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.08.020
Judgments about personalities and social traits can be made by relatively brief exposure to animate living things. Here we show that unusual architecture in the microstructure...

Different dimensions of cognitive style in typical and atypical cognition: new evidence and a new measurement tool

Journal Article
Mealor, A. D., Simner, J., Rothen, N., Carmichael, D. A., & Ward, J. (2016)
Different dimensions of cognitive style in typical and atypical cognition: new evidence and a new measurement tool. PLOS ONE, 11(5), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0155483
We developed the Sussex Cognitive Styles Questionnaire (SCSQ) to investigate visual and verbal processing preferences and incorporate global/local processing orientations and ...

Cross-modal tactile–taste interactions in food evaluations

Journal Article
Slocombe, B., Carmichael, D., & Simner, J. (2016)
Cross-modal tactile–taste interactions in food evaluations. Neuropsychologia, 88, 58-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.07.011
Detecting the taste components within a flavoured substance relies on exposing chemoreceptors within the mouth to the chemical components of ingested food. In our paper, we sh...

Do sequence-space synaesthetes have better spatial imagery skills? Yes, but there are individual differences

Journal Article
Havlik, A. M., Carmichael, D. A., & Simner, J. (2015)
Do sequence-space synaesthetes have better spatial imagery skills? Yes, but there are individual differences. Cognitive Processing, 16(3), 245-253. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10339-015-0657-1
People with sequence-space synaesthesia perceive sequences (e.g. numbers, months, letters) as spatially extended forms. Here, we ask whether sequence-space synaesthetes have a...