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synaesthesia

(sĭn′ĭs-thē′zhə)
n.
Variant of synesthesia.

syn·es·the·si·a

(sin'es-thē'zē-ă)
A condition in which a stimulus, in addition to exciting the usual and normally located sensation, gives rise to a subjective sensation of different character or localization, e.g., color hearing, color taste.
Synonym(s): synaesthesia.
[syn- + G. aisthēsis, sensation]

synaesthesia

The phenomenon in which stimulations of one sense modality produces the effect of stimulation of another. Thus, a person may consistently experience a particular letter of the alphabet, or a musical tone, as a particular colour.

synaesthesia 

Phenomenon in which the stimulation of one of the senses produces a response from another sensory modality. Example: seeing the colour red when a particular sound is heard. See modality.

syn·es·the·si·a

(sin'es-thē'zē-ă)
A condition in which a stimulus, in addition to exciting usual and normally located sensation, gives rise to a subjective sensation of different character.
Synonym(s): synaesthesia.
[syn- + G. aisthēsis, sensation]
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Yielding to the complexity of variation, the artist's activity joins the confound, through experienced zones of synaesthetic and spatio-temporal indistinction" (173, Massumi's emphasis).
Gastronomy is indeed a recurrent topic in Le Tintamarre, and appears across a variety of its rubrics--evidence in itself of a synaesthetic spirit at work in the newspaper, the title of which means "din" and thus appeals to auditory perception.
She owns up to being synaesthetic, the neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.
41) There obtains something like a trance of observation here, accompanied in a synaesthetic manner by the sound of "footsteps that seemed to tread behind his own, distinct from the multitudinous tramp around him; and .
With my personal interest in the development of film and religion studies that take seriously the embodied dimension of film reception, I notice that this aspect plays an increasingly important role in the more recent publications: in Brent's analysis of the role of the senses as media in filmmaking and filmviewing that "mediate" and "make" a film in the process of seeing and hearing and through human synaesthetic capacities, (7) in Ton's focus on the sacramentality of the immanent in the films he works with, (8) and in Sheila's evaluation of elements that address the affective dimensions of viewers.
MacDonald's "Taxonomy" charts the move from a descriptive, visual register ("beak like a hair" describes this specific feature of a wren's anatomy) to a far more complicated, synaesthetic image: "lime scent in the nose/like scrapings from a goldsmith's cuttle," where the lime scent emanates presumably from the cuttlebone the bird gnaws on.
Synaesthetic sound symbolism (Aoki 1994: 15; Bolinger 1980: 19; Hinton et al.
This term--my extension of Richard Dyer's useful concept of the (film) "star image" (2)--references the synaesthetic collision of the visual aura and sonic information that is the fan's conception of the music star.
Travelling through childhood memories and returning to his hometown, the protagonist whose nickname is Anguilla (2), is confronted with the post-WWII reality of the Langhe in Piedmont, a present constantly juxtaposed with the myths, memories and synaesthetic sensations evocative of the town he had left behind twenty years earlier.
arguably was a synaesthetic Gesamtkunstwerk to be experienced by all
Contact/Improve: Synaesthetic Rejoinder to Derrida's Reading of Merleau Ponty.
Their search for synaesthetic experiences was fundamental to the poet's further development.