- mental synaesthesia
- The term mental synaesthesia comes from the Latin adjective mentalis (of the soul, of the mind) and the Greek words sun (together, unified) and aisthanesthai (to notice, to perceive). The concept was introduced in or shortly before 1954 by the Hungarian-Dutch experimental psychologist Géza Révész (1878-1955) to denote a " synaesthesia in which the secondary percept comes to mind when its name is suggested. Whereas synaesthesias in general consist of a hallucinated secondary percept triggered by a regular primary percept, mental synaesthesias consist of a hallucinated secondary percept (such as a hallucinated sound or colour sensation) triggered by its name. In other words, the term mental synaesthesia refers to a "reflex hallucination elicited by the name of the issue featuring in that hallucination. It is used in opposition to the terms "conceptual synaesthesia and "perceptual synaes-thesia.ReferencesRévész, G. (2001). Introduction to the psychology ofmusic. Translated by de Courcy, G.I.C. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications.
Dictionary of Hallucinations. J.D. Blom. 2010.
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