Its first consequence is that, through installing the photism
at the heart of the phoneme, "cinaesthetic" representation suspends the ancient Aristotelian philosophical contract between mind and voice.
When N., a digit-color synaesthete, views white digits, each number elicits a photism (a visual experience of a specific color).
In short, our objective is to determine whether the mental set reconfiguration between a number and its photism produces a shift cost, and if this is indeed the case, exactly what kind of cost (endogenous or exogenous).
Kerstin Ekman corrects my assumptions: both episodes are cases of "photism
," hallucinatory states.
By the end of the novel, Shangguan Jintong appears to contract another illness: photism
. In his case, breasts of different shapes and colors fill his entire visual space, floating and flying, and finally combining into a huge breast towering aloft between heaven and earth.