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Decoding the genetics of synaesthesia - Join the study!

Do you associate letters, numbers, days of the week, or months of the year with colours? If so, we would like to invite you to participate in our study.
Decoding the genetics of synaesthesia - Join the study!

People with synaesthesia have experiences in which their senses appear to be connected. While some synaesthetes associate letters, days in a week, or months in a year with colours, others might feel a taste on their tongue when they say a word, or experience sensations that incorporate colours, shapes, textures and movement in response to hearing music. In a collaboration with groups that study synaesthesia in the Netherlands and abroad, the Language and Genetics Department has launched study that aims to shed light on the molecular basis of synaesthesia.

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This is the MPI

The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is an institute of the German Max Planck Society. Our mission is to undertake basic research into the psychological,social and biological foundations of language. The goal is to understand how our minds and brains process language, how language interacts with other aspects of mind, and how we can learn languages of quite different types.

The institute is situated on the campus of the Radboud University. We participate in the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and have particularly close ties to that institute's Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging. We also participate in the Centre for Language Studies. A joint graduate school, the IMPRS in Language Sciences, links the Donders Institute, the CLS and the MPI.



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