J Simner

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Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Beyond perception: synaesthesia as a psycholinguistic phenomenon
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 7 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 11:23-9. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Early detection of markers for synaesthesia in childhood populations
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Brain 132:57-64. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Tasty non-words and neighbours: the cognitive roots of lexical-gustatory synaesthesia
    Julia Simner
    Psychology, PPLS, University of Edinburgh, 7 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, UK
    Cognition 110:171-81. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint What sound does that taste? Cross-modal mappings across gustation and audition
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, School of Psychology, Philosophy and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 7 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, Scotland, UK
    Perception 39:553-69. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Synaesthesia in a logographic language: the colouring of Chinese characters and Pinyin/Bopomo spellings
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Conscious Cogn 20:1376-92. 2011
  6. doi request reprint The color of touch: a case of tactile-visual synaesthesia
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Neurocase 18:167-80. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Defining synaesthesia
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Br J Psychol 103:1-15. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Cross-modal personality attributions in synaesthetes and non-synaesthetes
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, UK
    J Neuropsychol 5:283-301. 2011
  9. doi request reprint A foundation for savantism? Visuo-spatial synaesthetes present with cognitive benefits
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Cortex 45:1246-60. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Synaesthetic consistency spans decades in a lexical-gustatory synaesthete
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, PPLS, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Neurocase 13:358-65. 2007

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Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Beyond perception: synaesthesia as a psycholinguistic phenomenon
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 7 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 11:23-9. 2007
    ..This review examines the emergent field of linguistic synaesthesia research and the broad range of linguistic mechanisms that are implicated...
  2. doi request reprint Early detection of markers for synaesthesia in childhood populations
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Brain 132:57-64. 2009
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  3. doi request reprint Tasty non-words and neighbours: the cognitive roots of lexical-gustatory synaesthesia
    Julia Simner
    Psychology, PPLS, University of Edinburgh, 7 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, UK
    Cognition 110:171-81. 2009
    ..g., toffie) versus non-foods (e.g., peeple). From this we conclude that synaesthetic tastes develop from food-names, and that tasty non-words do not challenge a concept/lemma-based account of lexical-gustatory synaesthesia...
  4. ncbi request reprint What sound does that taste? Cross-modal mappings across gustation and audition
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, School of Psychology, Philosophy and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 7 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, Scotland, UK
    Perception 39:553-69. 2010
    ..We examine the roots of these mappings, and discuss how such associations might guide the ways in which human languages are used to name objects with taste...
  5. doi request reprint Synaesthesia in a logographic language: the colouring of Chinese characters and Pinyin/Bopomo spellings
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Conscious Cogn 20:1376-92. 2011
    ..Our data show that Chinese-speaking synaesthetes with very different native languages can exhibit both differences and similarities in the ways in which they come to colour their Chinese words...
  6. doi request reprint The color of touch: a case of tactile-visual synaesthesia
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Neurocase 18:167-80. 2012
    ..Both synaesthetes and non-synaesthetes are sensitive to tactile qualities such as smoothness and softness, and these qualities are systematically related to the luminance and chroma of associated colors...
  7. doi request reprint Defining synaesthesia
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Br J Psychol 103:1-15. 2012
    ..I then investigate the possible benefits of moving from a behavioural definition to a neurobiological one and explore the ways in which this might force a rethink about the potential outermost boundaries of this fascinating condition...
  8. doi request reprint Cross-modal personality attributions in synaesthetes and non-synaesthetes
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, UK
    J Neuropsychol 5:283-301. 2011
    ..Together, these data show that synaesthetes differ from the general population in phenomenological ways, but that their underlying mechanisms may be common to all people...
  9. doi request reprint A foundation for savantism? Visuo-spatial synaesthetes present with cognitive benefits
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Cortex 45:1246-60. 2009
    ..Our paper discusses the implications of this temporal-spatial advantage as it relates to normal processing, synaesthetic processing, and to the savant-like condition of hyperthymestic syndrome (Parker et al., 2006)...
  10. doi request reprint Synaesthetic consistency spans decades in a lexical-gustatory synaesthete
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, PPLS, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Neurocase 13:358-65. 2007
    ..Here we provide the first objective empirical evidence of synaesthetic consistency spanning from the 1970s to the current day (27 years) and use this longevity to identify the likely roots of such cross-modal associations...
  11. doi request reprint Synaesthesia, color terms, and color space: color claims came from color names in Beeli, Esslen, and Jäncke (2007)
    Julia Simner
    Psychology, PPLS, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Psychol Sci 19:412-4. 2008
  12. ncbi request reprint Ordinal linguistic personification as a variant of synesthesia
    Julia Simner
    University of Edinburgh, UK
    J Cogn Neurosci 19:694-703. 2007
    ..In so doing, our study extends the range of reported phenomena that are known to be susceptible to cross-modal association...
  13. ncbi request reprint Synaesthesia: the taste of words on the tip of the tongue
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, UK
    Nature 444:438. 2006
  14. ncbi request reprint Synaesthesia: the prevalence of atypical cross-modal experiences
    Julia Simner
    Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Perception 35:1024-33. 2006
    ..Hence, we suggest that female biases reported earlier likely arose from (or were exaggerated by) sex differences in self-disclosure...
  15. ncbi request reprint Variants of synesthesia interact in cognitive tasks: evidence for implicit associations and late connectivity in cross-talk theories
    J Simner
    Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 7 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JZ UK
    Neuroscience 143:805-14. 2006
    ..We interpret these findings in light of recent developmental data showing protracted heterochronous neuronal development in humans, which continues through adolescence in parietal, frontal and perisylvian areas...
  16. ncbi request reprint Linguistic determinants of word colouring in grapheme-colour synaesthesia
    Julia Simner
    Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Cortex 42:281-9. 2006
    ..g., ethos). Taken together, our findings suggest that words are coloured incrementally by a process of competition between constituent graphemes, in which stressed graphemes and word-initial graphemes are disproportionately weighted...
  17. ncbi request reprint What is the relationship between synaesthesia and visuo-spatial number forms?
    Noam Sagiv
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Cognition 101:114-28. 2006
    ..Finally, we also describe some consequences of number forms for performance in a number comparison task...
  18. ncbi request reprint Is synaesthesia an X-linked dominant trait with lethality in males?
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Perception 34:611-23. 2005
    ..7: 1). Finally, we discuss how the genotype may give rise to the phenotype in terms of changes in synaptogenesis or plasticity extending into childhood, to be subsequently shaped by the environment...
  19. ncbi request reprint Lexical-gustatory synaesthesia: linguistic and conceptual factors
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Cognition 89:237-61. 2003
    ..The results suggest that synaesthesia does not simply reflect innate connections from one perceptual system to another, but that it can be mediated and/or influenced by a symbolic/conceptual level of representation...