spinal cord-damage-induced synaesthesia
- A term used to denote a type of synaesthesia falling into the class of *non-idiopathic synaes-thesias. In some individuals, a tactile sensation applied above the level of a spinal cord lesion causes a local tactile percept, as well as a sensation in other parts of the body not normally related to the stimulated area. Such phantom sensations are attributed to an artificial synapse located in the vicinity of the lesion. Phenomenologically, spinal cord-damage-induced synaesthesias are related to * allochiria and * allachaesthesia. However, they do not appear to be connected in a pathophysiological sense.ReferencesCytowic, R.E. (2002). Synesthesia. A union of the senses. Second edition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Dictionary of Hallucinations. J.D. Blom. 2010.
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