The term chromatism comes from the Greek noun chroma (colour). It is used in * synaesthesia research to denote a hallucinated colour, or coloured light, evoked by a sensory percept experienced in one of the other sensory modalities. Thus a visually hallucinated patch of yellow light following the taste of spaghetti is referred to as a taste chromatism. Other examples of chromatisms are tactile chromatism, sound chromatism, * coloured language, and * coloured music.
   Cytowic, R.E. (2002). Synesthesia. A union of the senses. Second edition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

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