phonism
   The term phonism comes from the Greek noun phonème, which means voice or sound. It is used in * synaesthesia research to denote a hallucinated sound which is triggered by a sense perception in a different sensory modality. In accordance with the sensory modality involved, phonisms are divided into categories such as olfactory or smell phonism, taste phonism, optical or light phon-ism, tactile or touch phonism, pressure phonism, kinaesthetic or movement phonism, and temperature phonism. The term phonism is used in opposition to terms such as *photism, *gustatism, and * olfactism.
   References
   Cytowic, R.E. (2002). Synesthesia. A union ofthe senses. Second edition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
   Stoddart, W.H.B. (1926). Mind and its disorders. Fifth edition. London: H.K. Lewis & Co.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • phonism — pho·nism fō niz əm n a synesthetic auditory sensation * * * pho·nism (foґniz əm) a form of synesthesia in which a sensation of hearing is produced by the effect of something seen, felt, tasted, smelled, or thought of …   Medical dictionary

  • phonism — pho·nism …   English syllables

  • phonism — ˈfōˌnizəm noun ( s) Etymology: phon + ism : a synesthetic auditory sensation …   Useful english dictionary

  • light phonism —    The term light phonism is indebted to the Greek noun phonème, which means voice or sound. It is used to denote a type of synaesthesia characterized by a hallucinated sound (i.e. a phonism) triggered by a regular visual percept.    References… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • pressure phonism —    The term pressure phonism is indebted to the Greek noun phonème, which means voice or sound. It is used to denote a type of * synaesthesia characterized by a hallucinated sound (i.e. a * phonism) which is triggered by a sensation of pressure… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • movement phonism —    A term used to denote a type of synaesthesia characterized by a hallucinated sound (i.e. a * phonism) that is triggered by a regular kinaes thetic feeling (movement).    References    Cytowic, R.E. (2002). Synesthesia. A union ofthe senses.… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • smell phonism —    A term used to denote a type of *synaesthesia characterized by a hallucinated sound (i.e. a * phonism) which is triggered by a regular olfactory percept.    References    Cytowic, R.E. (2002). Synesthesia. A union ofthe senses. Second edition …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • taste phonism —    A term used to denote a type of synaesthesia characterized by a hallucinated sound (i.e. a * phonism) triggered by a regular gustatory percept (taste).    References    Cytowic, R.E. (2002). Synesthesia. A union ofthe senses. Second edition.… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • temperature phonism —    A term used to denote a type of * synaesthesia characterized by a hallucinated sound (i.e. a * phonism) which is triggered by a certain temperature or temperature change.    References    Cytowic, R.E. (2002). Synesthesia. A union ofthe senses …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • touch phonism —    A term used to denote a type of synaesthesia characterized by a hallucinated sound (i.e. a phonism) which is triggered by a regular tactile percept.    References    Cytowic, R.E. (2002). Synesthesia. A union ofthe senses. Second edition.… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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