Grapheme-color and tone-color synesthesia is associated with structural brain changes in visual regions implicated in color, form, and motion

Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Standard

Grapheme-color and tone-color synesthesia is associated with structural brain changes in visual regions implicated in color, form, and motion. / Banissy, Michael J; Stewart, Lauren; Muggleton, Neil G; Griffiths, Timothy D; Walsh, Vincent Y; Ward, Jamie; Kanai, Ryota.

In: Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2012, p. 29-35.

Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Harvard

Banissy, MJ, Stewart, L, Muggleton, NG, Griffiths, TD, Walsh, VY, Ward, J & Kanai, R 2012, 'Grapheme-color and tone-color synesthesia is associated with structural brain changes in visual regions implicated in color, form, and motion', Cognitive Neuroscience, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 29-35. https://doi.org/10.1080/17588928.2011.594499

APA

Banissy, M. J., Stewart, L., Muggleton, N. G., Griffiths, T. D., Walsh, V. Y., Ward, J., & Kanai, R. (2012). Grapheme-color and tone-color synesthesia is associated with structural brain changes in visual regions implicated in color, form, and motion. Cognitive Neuroscience, 3(1), 29-35. https://doi.org/10.1080/17588928.2011.594499

CBE

MLA

Vancouver

Author

Banissy, Michael J ; Stewart, Lauren ; Muggleton, Neil G ; Griffiths, Timothy D ; Walsh, Vincent Y ; Ward, Jamie ; Kanai, Ryota. / Grapheme-color and tone-color synesthesia is associated with structural brain changes in visual regions implicated in color, form, and motion. In: Cognitive Neuroscience. 2012 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 29-35.

Bibtex

@article{cc2c6d93f21f42edbf7a6d6844892fed,
title = "Grapheme-color and tone-color synesthesia is associated with structural brain changes in visual regions implicated in color, form, and motion",
abstract = "Synesthesia is a rare condition in which stimulation in one modality leads to a secondary experience in another sensory modality. Varying accounts attribute the condition to either neuroanatomical differences between the synesthetes and non-synesthetes or functional differences in how sensory brain regions interact. This study employed voxel-based morphometry to examine whether synesthetes who experience both grapheme-color and tone-color synesthesia as their evoked sensation show neuroanatomical differences in gray matter volume compared to non-synesthetes. We observed that synesthetes showed an increase in gray matter volume in left posterior fusiform gyrus (FG), but a concomitant decrease in anterior regions of left FG and left MT/V5. These findings imply that synesthesia for color is linked to neuroanatomical changes between adjacent regions of the visual system.",
author = "Banissy, {Michael J} and Lauren Stewart and Muggleton, {Neil G} and Griffiths, {Timothy D} and Walsh, {Vincent Y} and Jamie Ward and Ryota Kanai",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1080/17588928.2011.594499",
language = "English",
volume = "3",
pages = "29--35",
journal = "Cognitive Neuroscience",
issn = "1758-8928",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "1",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Grapheme-color and tone-color synesthesia is associated with structural brain changes in visual regions implicated in color, form, and motion

AU - Banissy, Michael J

AU - Stewart, Lauren

AU - Muggleton, Neil G

AU - Griffiths, Timothy D

AU - Walsh, Vincent Y

AU - Ward, Jamie

AU - Kanai, Ryota

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Synesthesia is a rare condition in which stimulation in one modality leads to a secondary experience in another sensory modality. Varying accounts attribute the condition to either neuroanatomical differences between the synesthetes and non-synesthetes or functional differences in how sensory brain regions interact. This study employed voxel-based morphometry to examine whether synesthetes who experience both grapheme-color and tone-color synesthesia as their evoked sensation show neuroanatomical differences in gray matter volume compared to non-synesthetes. We observed that synesthetes showed an increase in gray matter volume in left posterior fusiform gyrus (FG), but a concomitant decrease in anterior regions of left FG and left MT/V5. These findings imply that synesthesia for color is linked to neuroanatomical changes between adjacent regions of the visual system.

AB - Synesthesia is a rare condition in which stimulation in one modality leads to a secondary experience in another sensory modality. Varying accounts attribute the condition to either neuroanatomical differences between the synesthetes and non-synesthetes or functional differences in how sensory brain regions interact. This study employed voxel-based morphometry to examine whether synesthetes who experience both grapheme-color and tone-color synesthesia as their evoked sensation show neuroanatomical differences in gray matter volume compared to non-synesthetes. We observed that synesthetes showed an increase in gray matter volume in left posterior fusiform gyrus (FG), but a concomitant decrease in anterior regions of left FG and left MT/V5. These findings imply that synesthesia for color is linked to neuroanatomical changes between adjacent regions of the visual system.

U2 - 10.1080/17588928.2011.594499

DO - 10.1080/17588928.2011.594499

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 24168647

VL - 3

SP - 29

EP - 35

JO - Cognitive Neuroscience

JF - Cognitive Neuroscience

SN - 1758-8928

IS - 1

ER -