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Taste Modulator Influences Rare Case of Color-Gustatory Synesthesia

Department of Psychology, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, USA
Department of Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Brain Sci. 2019, 9(8), 186;
Received: 3 July 2019 / Revised: 23 July 2019 / Accepted: 30 July 2019 / Published: 31 July 2019
We investigated the effect of a sweetness blocker on the synesthetic taste experience of a rare color-gustatory synesthete, E.C., for whom specific colors elicit unique tastes. Blocking E.C.’s sweetness receptors while the tongue was otherwise unstimulated left other taste components of the synesthesia unaltered but initially reduced her synesthetic sweetness, which suggests a peripheral modulation of the synesthetic illusion. View Full-Text
Keywords: color-gustatory synesthesia; taste; taste modulator; synesthesia color-gustatory synesthesia; taste; taste modulator; synesthesia
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Craver-Lemley, C.; Reeves, A. Taste Modulator Influences Rare Case of Color-Gustatory Synesthesia. Brain Sci. 2019, 9, 186.

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