Multisensory consciousness and synesthesia

Berit Brogaard, Elijah Chudnoff

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Suppose you hear your colleague Magdalena speak with someone in the hallway while you are reading a paper on your computer in your office. In the envisaged scenario, you have an auditory experience of the sounds coming from Magdalena’s mouth and a visual experience of the graphemes on your computer screen. These two experiences are constituent parts of the total sensory experience you currently have. They are not integrated in any substantial sense. They merely co-exist as constituents of your total experience. That is, the two states are not integrated in a way more substantial than the way any two co-conscious states are integrated into a total experience at a time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Consciousness
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781317386810
ISBN (Print)9781138936218
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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