Category Archives: Research Requests

NEW STUDY AT Sydney University


Do you see numbers associated with colours?
Do you have experiences like:

3 + 4 = 7?

If you indicated yes to these questions, then we invite you to participate in a study exploring whether the use of a personalized calculator device with digits matched to their colours will change your speed, accuracy, and affect.

You may be eligible to take part if you:

  • Have consistent number-colour associations.
  • Have normal vision or vision corrected to normal (i.e. by glasses or contact lenses)
  • Can attend the University of Sydney for testing
  • Are willing to undergo everyday mathematical tasks using a calculator

You will be reimbursed for your time, transportation, parking and reasonable out of pocket costs according to the guidelines in our Participant Information Statement.

If you are unsure if your number-colour associations are consistent, you can find out via the test available at the following URL
Please note: if you wish to avoid repeating this test at the university, you may forward us your results by providing the email as the researchers' address.

If you are interested in participating or would like to know more about the study email Joshua Berger at jber8397 at


Study Investigators: Prof John Watson, Dr Irina Harris, Dr Zoe Terpening, Dr Karen Whittingham and Joshua Berger





Canberra Synesthetes – RESEARCH REQUEST – ANU

Is Friday green and September pink for you?

Synaesthesia is the fascinating condition in which individuals experience unusual cross-modal sensations. Among the most common forms are grapheme-colour and lexical-colour synaesthesia, in which particular letters or words elicit the experience of particular colours. For example, a particular synaesthete might experience the colour green in response to the word ‘Friday’, or see September as pink.

We are conducting research on language and attention processing in synaesthesia at the Australian National University, and are looking for synaesthetes from the Canberra region who would like to participate. The study takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes to complete, and includes a computer-based visual attention experiment, and a questionnaire that asks for information about your experiences of synaesthesia. $25 payment is provided in return for your time.

If you would like more information or would like to make a time to participate, please contact Ms Stephanie Kindon:


Phone: 0437 379 787