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

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