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    Synesthetic colors for Japanese late acquired graphemes.Michiko Asano & Kazuhiko Yokosawa - 2012 - Consciousness and Cognition 21 (2):983-993.
    Determinants of synesthetic color choice for the Japanese logographic script, Kanji, were studied. The study investigated how synesthetic colors for Kanji characters, which are usually acquired later in life than other types of graphemes in Japanese language , are influenced by linguistic properties such as phonology, orthography, and meaning. Of central interest was a hypothesized generalization process from synesthetic colors for graphemes, learned prior to acquisition of Kanji, to Kanji characters learned later. Results revealed that color choices for Kanji characters (...)
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    Synesthetic colors are elicited by sound quality in Japanese synesthetes.Michiko Asano & Kazuhiko Yokosawa - 2011 - Consciousness and Cognition 20 (4):1816-1823.
    Determinants of synesthetic color choice for Japanese phonetic characters were studied in six Japanese synesthetes. The study used Hiragana and Katakana characters, which represent the same set of syllables although their visual forms are dissimilar. From a palette of 138 colors, synesthetes selected a color corresponding to each character. Results revealed that synesthetic color choices for Hiragana characters and those for their Katakana counterparts were remarkably consistent, indicating that color selection depended on character-related sounds and not visual form. This Hiragana–Katakana (...)
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    Consistency of synesthetic association varies with grapheme familiarity: A longitudinal study of grapheme-color synesthesia.Kyuto Uno, Michiko Asano & Kazuhiko Yokosawa - 2021 - Consciousness and Cognition 89 (C):103090.
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    Ecological Effects in Cross‐Cultural Differences Between U.S. and Japanese Color Preferences.Kazuhiko Yokosawa, Karen B. Schloss, Michiko Asano & Stephen E. Palmer - 2016 - Cognitive Science 40 (7):1590-1616.
    We investigated cultural differences between U.S. and Japanese color preferences and the ecological factors that might influence them. Japanese and U.S. color preferences have both similarities and differences. Complex gender differences were also evident that did not conform to previously reported effects. Palmer and Schloss's weighted affective valence estimate procedure was used to test the Ecological Valence Theory's prediction that within-culture WAVE-preference correlations should be higher than between-culture WAVE-preference correlations. The results supported several, but not all, predictions. In the second (...)
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    Do the colors of your letters depend on your language? Language-dependent and universal influences on grapheme-color synesthesia in seven languages.Nicholas Root, Michiko Asano, Helena Melero, Chai-Youn Kim, Anton V. Sidoroff-Dorso, Argiro Vatakis, Kazuhiko Yokosawa, Vilayanur Ramachandran & Romke Rouw - 2021 - Consciousness and Cognition 95 (C):103192.
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    Acquisition of the Meaning of the Word Orange Requires Understanding of the Meanings of Red, Pink, and Purple : Constructing a Lexicon as a Connected System.Noburo Saji, Mutsumi Imai & Michiko Asano - 2020 - Cognitive Science 44 (1).
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    Developmental Changes in Number Personification by Elementary School Children.Eiko Matsuda, Yoshihiro S. Okazaki, Michiko Asano & Kazuhiko Yokosawa - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
    Children often personify non-living objects, such as puppets and stars. This attribution is considered a healthy phenomenon, which can simulate social exchange and enhance children's understanding of social relationships. In this study, we considered that the tendency of children to engage in personification could potentially be observed in abstract entities, such as numbers. We hypothesized that children tend to attribute personalities to numbers, which diminishes during the course of development. By consulting the methodology to measure ordinal linguistic personification (OLP), which (...)
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    Trait Respect Is Linked to Reduced Gray Matter Volume in the Anterior Temporal Lobe.Hironori Nakatani, Yulri Nonaka, Sera Muto, Michiko Asano, Tomomi Fujimura, Tomoya Nakai & Kazuo Okanoya - 2020 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 14.