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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...

Personal online reputation: the development of an approach to investigate how personal reputation is evaluated and managed in online environments.

Conference Proceeding
Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Lawson, A. (2016)
Personal online reputation: the development of an approach to investigate how personal reputation is evaluated and managed in online environments. In IDIMC 2016: Exploring our digital shadow - from data to intelligence, (98-108
The main theme of the paper is the development of a framework to investigate how online information is used in the creation, building, and evaluation of personal reputations. ...

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 ...

Presence: Is it just pretending?

Journal Article
Turner, P. (2015)
Presence: Is it just pretending?. AI & society, 31(2), 147-156. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-014-0579-y
Our sense of presence in the real world helps regulate our behaviour within it by telling us about the status and effectiveness of our actions. As such, this ability offers us...

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...

Assessing the available and accessible evidence: how personal reputations are determined and managed online.

Presentation / Conference
Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Lawson, A. (2015, June)
Assessing the available and accessible evidence: how personal reputations are determined and managed online. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015
This paper is concerned with how online information contributes to the determination of personal reputations. The term “personal reputation” in this context means the reputati...

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...

Is synaesthesia a dominantly female trait?

Journal Article
Simner, J., & Carmichael, D. A. (2015)
Is synaesthesia a dominantly female trait?. Cognitive Neuroscience, 6(2-3), 68-76. https://doi.org/10.1080/17588928.2015.1019441
Synaesthesia is a familial condition that gives rise to unusual secondary percepts. We present a large-scale prevalence study which informs our ideas on whether the condition ...

Validating a standardised test battery for synesthesia: Does the Synesthesia Battery reliably detect synesthesia?

Journal Article
Carmichael, D., Down, M., Shillcock, R., Eagleman, D., & Simner, J. (2015)
Validating a standardised test battery for synesthesia: Does the Synesthesia Battery reliably detect synesthesia?. Consciousness and Cognition, 33, 375-385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2015.02.001
Synesthesia is a neurological condition that gives rise to unusual secondary sensations (e.g., reading letters might trigger the experience of colour). Testing the consistency...