smell photism
   A term used to denote a type of *synaesthesia characterized by a hallucinated colour sensation (i.e. a * photism) which is triggered by a regular olfactory percept.
   References
   Cytowic, R.E. (2002). Synesthesia. A union ofthe senses. Second edition. Cambridge, MA.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • photism —    The term photism comes from the Greek verb photizein, which means to give light, to illuminate. It is used in * synaesthesia research to denote a hallucinated colour sensation triggered by a sensory stimulus which affects a different sensory… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • smell — Synonyms and related words: apprehend, aroma, be aromatic, be aware of, be conscious of, be redolent of, be sensible of, be warm, bouquet, breath, breathe, breathe in, burn, cast, chromesthesia, color hearing, dash, definite odor, detect,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • photism — Production of a sensation of light or color by a stimulus to another sense organ, such as of hearing, taste, or touch. SYN: pseudophotesthesia. * * * pho·tism fōt .iz əm n …   Medical dictionary

  • chromesthesia — 1. The color sense. 2. A condition in which nonvisual stimuli, such as taste or smell, cause the perception of color. [G. chroma, color, + aisthesis, sensation] * * * chrom·es·the·sia or chiefly Brit chrom·aes·the·sia .krō …   Medical dictionary

  • Synesthesia — For other uses, see Synesthesia (disambiguation). How someone with synesthesia might perceive certain letters and numbers. Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia, plural synesthesiae or synaesthesiae), from the ancient Greek σύν… …   Wikipedia

  • olfactism —    The term olfactism comes from the Latin verb ol(e)facere (to smell). It is used in * synaesthesia research to denote a hallucinated odour which is triggered by a sense perception in a different sensory modality. In accordance with the sensory… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • 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… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • hearing — Synonyms and related words: Gedankenexperiment, acoustic, amassing evidence, assize, attention, audible, audience, audile, audio, audition, auditory, auditory range, aural, auricular, bench test, blue book, bugging, carrying distance, change of… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • senses — Synonyms and related words: balance, chromesthesia, color hearing, consciousness, contact with reality, faculties, five senses, healthy mind, hearing, intellectual gifts, intellectuals, lucid interval, lucidity, mental balance, mental equilibrium …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sight — Synonyms and related words: Anschauung, aim, aim at, airscape, amazement, angle, angle of vision, assumption, astonishing thing, astonishment, atrocity, attitude, awe inspiring, baboon, bag, barrel, basis, batch, behold, bend, blemish, blot,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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