Crossmodal Correspondences

People working on the project: Carlos Velasco, Charles Spence, Olivia Petit, and Adrian D. Cheok.

Crossmodal correspondences refer to the association of seemingly unrelated (non-redundant) information across the senses, which can provide relevant cues for people when they make inferences about the world around them. For example, people match visual elevation and auditory pitch and different taste qualities with distinct shape curvature. The focus here is on understanding and documenting both existing and new crossmodal correspondences, in particular, in the digital realm (e.g., digital taste and visual features).

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Can you taste shapes?