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photism

 [fo´tizm]
a visual sensation produced by the effect of something heard, felt, tasted, smelled, or thought of.

pho·tism

(fō'tizm),
Production of a sensation of light or color by a stimulus to another sense organ, such as of hearing, taste, or touch.
Synonym(s): pseudophotesthesia

pho·tism

(fō'tizm)
Production of a sensation of light or color by a stimulus to another sense organ (e.g., hearing, taste, or touch).

photism

(fo'tizm) [? + -ismos, condition]
A subjective sensation of color or light produced by a stimulus of another sense, such as smell, hearing, taste, or touch.
See: synesthesia
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The color task was easier than the number task for Groups 1 (synaesthetes) and 2 (naive control), but the cost asymmetry only occurred with synaesthetes (G1), it being more difficult for them to shift from photisms to numbers than from numbers to photisms.
What it is clear is that photisms produced proactive interference, a real impact in information processing.
The task-shift paradigm is better suited to studying the interaction between endogenous and exogenous components in the activation of photisms (Ruthruff, Remington, & Johnston, 2001).