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  1. [psychology] A luminous appearance, image or subjective perception of a hallucinatory nature.
  2. The color that a synesthete may report seeing in association with a particular letter or number

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Google previewArc of the Arrow (1998)

Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography by Carolly Erickson

Often accompanying the photism is a feeling that some knowledge has been imparted, or insight gained. Photisms are brief; they may recur, but each instance is short-lived. And they are entirely outside the control of the observer — no act of ...

Google previewBlue Cats and Chartreuse Kittens (2011)

How Synesthetes Color Their Worlds by Patricia Lynne Duffy

Richard Cytowic points out that taking great pains to describe the precise color of a letter or other sound-induced photism is a hallmark of synesthetes' descriptions. Dr. Cytowic ...

Google previewScriabin, a Biography (1996)

by Faubion Bowers

Under drugs, photism is a frequent manifestation, but the connection remains in the province of imagination and as material for the artist. No two people see the same colors every time for the identical tone. Here is Scriabin's color scale for ...

Google previewSt Paul in Roman Asia Minor (2016)

by E. Lennox Manton

Photism is a condition that many of a deeply religious and mystical turn of mind could have experienced in the past, and in many susceptible subjects it is accompanied by visions and the hearing of voices. St. Catherine and St. Teresa of Avila ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2010)

by A.J. Larner

Cross References Auditory-visual synaesthesia ; Gaze-evoked phenomena; Lhermitte's sign; Photism; Synaesthesia Photism Photisms are transient positive visual phenomenon, such as geometrical shapes or ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Hallucinations (2009)

by Jan Dirk Blom

The term photism comes from the Greek verb ph ̄otizein, 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 ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia-dictionary and Reference Handbook of the Ophthalmic Sciences (1903)

Designed to Give, in Complete and Accurate Statement, and in the Readiest Form for Popular Use, the Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning and Etymology of All the Words and Terms Used in the Ophthalmic Sciences by Robert H. Knowles, Rollin Henry Knowles

Word Photism is the phenomenon by which certain colors are suggested to the mind in hearing or seeing words which correspond to the color sensation produoed. Working Ocular (ieork'-ing oc'-u-lar). [Middle English, wiyrken = work + Latin, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

See also chromaesthesia, photism (1). 2. The experience of a sensation in a different part of the body from the area of stimulation. See also referred pain. Also called synaesthesis. US synesthesia, synesthesis. [From Greek syn- together + ...

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1901)

Photism (fo'tizm) [Gr. (bos light]. A visual image, a sensation of color produced by a sensation of hearing, taste, smell, or touch. Photobacterium (fo"to-bak-te're-um). A genus or form of photogenic bacteria from putrescent ...

Google previewStedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

SEE Also photism. 2. SYN color hearing. (pseudo- + G. chröma, color, + aisthésis, sensation] pseu-do-co-arc-ta-tion (sü'dö-kö-ark-tä' shün) Distortion, often with slight narrowing, of the aortic arch at the level of insertion of the ligamentum ...

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Photism Meaning

Video shows what photism means. A luminous appearance, image or subjective perception of a hallucinatory nature.. The color that a synesthete may report ...

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