Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Sensory Integration and the Unity of Consciousness$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

David J. Bennett and Christopher S. Hill

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262027786

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262027786.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use (for details see www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 12 November 2018

Can Blue Mean Four?

Can Blue Mean Four?

(p.151) 7 Can Blue Mean Four?
Sensory Integration and the Unity of Consciousness

Jennifer Matey

The MIT Press

In this chapter Jennifer Mateydraws on a special variety of number-color synesthesia to argue that ‘high-level’ properties can be perceptually represented. A small subset of number-color synesthetes seem to have a heightened ability to perform mental arithmetic in virtue of their synesthesia. Matey argues that only the view that synesthete savants visually experience numerical graphemes (such as ‘4’) to have numerical values can account for the role of synesthesia in facilitating their performance of mental arithmetic.

Keywords:   Synesthesia, Perceptual content, Representation, color, High-level properties, Vision, Consciousness

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.