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Neural Mechanisms of Decision-Making and the Personal Level  

Nicholas Shea

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
Can findings from psychology and cognitive neuroscience about the neural mechanisms involved in decision-making tell us anything useful about the commonly-understood mental phenomenon of ... More

The prevalence of synesthesia: The Consistency Revolution  

Donielle Johnson, Carrie Allison, and Simon Baron-Cohen

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
We begin this chapter with a review of the history of synaesthesia and a comparison of what we consider to be either genuine or inauthentic manifestations of the phenomenon. Next, we ... More

Synesthesia in the Nineteenth Century: Scientific origins  

Jörg Jewanski

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
The scientific origins of synaesthesia began in the early 19th century. This chapter discusses research between 1812 (the first known convincing account of synaesthesia) and 1920 (a ... More

Synesthesia in the Twentieth Century: Synesthesia’s renaissance  

Richard Cytowic

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
Synaesthesia's Renaissance comments on attitudes and developments in synaesthesia research during the 20th century, focusing in particular on the last three decades when the greatest ... More

Synesthesia Where Have We Been? Where are We Going?  

Jamie Ward

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
In the concluding chapter of this handbook, I consider some of the wider challenges that research into synaesthesia faces. I start with a brief overview of the first 200 years of ... More

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