Synaesthesia and Cross-Modal Perception
Post Conference Update

Call for papers on Synaesthesia and Cross-modal Perception

We are pleased to announce a special issue of Multisensory Research (MSR) on the topic of ‘Synaesthesia and Cross-modal Perception’ to be edited by Fiona Newell, Kevin Mitchell (Trinity College Dublin) and Amir Amedi (Hebrew University, Israel). This special issue arises from the meeting held in April, 2016 at Trinity College Dublin. We welcome scientific contributions on any topic relevant to crossmodal processing, multisensory integration and synaesthesia. Papers can be submitted through

During submission, please select the ‘Special Issue: Synaesthesia and Cross-Modal Perception’ option during the submission process.

The deadline for submission is 31st August 2016.

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Dear Colleagues,

We are very pleased to invite you to attend the meeting entitled “Synaesthesia and Cross-modal Perception”. The meeting is organised by Kevin Mitchell and Fiona Newell in association with the UK Synaesthesia Association, to be held in The Lloyd Institute, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland from April 21st-23rd, 2016. 

The aim of the meeting is to provide a forum to present and discuss the latest findings on crossmodal perception and synaesthesia. We aim to include scientific input from many different disciplines, with a variety of perspectives from molecule to mind, relating to crossmodal perception. Of particular interest is to elucidate the crossmodal processes which underpin synaesthesia, and to use synaesthesia as a model to unravel the conscious processes that are triggered by cross-talk between the senses. We welcome contributions on any topic relevant to crossmodal processing, multisensory integration and synaesthesia, including first-hand accounts of synaesthesia.

We are pleased to host this meeting in Trinity College Dublin. Founded in 1592, Trinity is Ireland’s top ranked university. As many of you will be aware, George Berkeley is a former Fellow of Trinity College and whilst he was here he penned his famous essay entitled ‘A new theory of vision’, the contents of which are still relevant to current research on crossmodal processes. The College itself is also ideally situated in the centre of Ireland’s vibrant capital city. The city of Dublin has a long history of being the world-leading venue for significant cultural and scientific events.

Kevin Mitchell, Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin
Fiona Newell, School of Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin
James Wannerton, UK Synaesthesia Association