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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 task-shift paradigm is better suited to studying the interaction between endogenous and exogenous components in the activation of photisms (Ruthruff, Remington, & Johnston, 2001).
When N., a digit-color synaesthete, views white digits, each number elicits a photism (a visual experience of a specific color).
In short, our objective is to determine whether the mental set reconfiguration between a number and its photism produces a shift cost, and if this is indeed the case, exactly what kind of cost (endogenous or exogenous).