touch 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 tactile percept.
   References
   Cytowic, R.E. (2002). Synesthesia. A union of the senses. Second edition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • photism — /foh tiz euhm/, n. Psychol. a form of synesthesia in which a visual sensation, as of color or form, is produced by the sense of touch, hearing, etc. [1890 95; < Gk photismós illumination, equiv. to phot(ízein) to give light + ismos ISM] * * * …   Universalium

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  • 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

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