Walker, Laura and Walker, Peter and Francis, Brian (2012) A common scheme for cross-sensory correspondences across stimulus domains. Perception, 41 (10). pp. 1186-1192. ISSN 0301-0066Full text not available from this repository.
Following Karwoski, Odbert, and Osgood (1942), it is proposed that cross-sensory correspondences can arise from extensive, bi-directional cross-activation between dimensions of connotative meaning. If this account is correct, the same set of cross-sensory correspondences (e.g., brightness with high pitch, high pitch with sharpness, smallness with brightness) should emerge regardless of the sensory channel (auditory, visual, or tactile) that is probed. To test this prediction, participants rated a range of auditory, visual, and tactile stimuli on a series of rating scales relating to different dimensions of connotative meaning. With only a few minor exceptions, the same set of cross-sensory correspondences emerged from all types of stimulus variation. This supports the suggestion that cross-sensory correspondences reflect reciprocal interactions between dimensions of connotative meaning, and indicates that Spence’s (2011) theoretical framework might be usefully extended to include semantically-based correspondences.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Perception|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology|
Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
|Deposited On:||19 Sep 2012 12:30|
|Last Modified:||20 Dec 2012 13:53|
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