Link between color-space association, left-right confusion, mirror image copy, and autistic traits

Hanako Ikeda, Makoto Wada, Katsumi Watanabe

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    Abstract

    It has been suggested that the association between multiple sensory modalities can occur among non-synesthetic people. In a previous study [1], we showed that non-synesthetes exhibited an association between spatial direction and color. In the present study, we explored the factors that influence the degree of association between spatial direction and color. Specifically, we focused on the association between the degree of color-direction association and cognitive processes related to discriminating spatial direction. One-hundred ninety-nine Japanese university students completed questionnaires on color-direction association, left-right confusion, mirror image imitation, and autistic traits. People who showed stronger color- direction association found it easier to discriminate left from right and to imitate others' actions as mirrored images. In addition, people with higher autistic traits experienced a greater degree of left-right confusion and greater difficulty imitating others' mirrored images.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2018 10th International Conference on Knowledge and Smart Technology
    Subtitle of host publicationCybernetics in the Next Decades, KST 2018
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages268-271
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781538640159
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 6
    Event10th International Conference on Knowledge and Smart Technology, KST 2018 - Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Duration: 2018 Jan 312018 Feb 3

    Other

    Other10th International Conference on Knowledge and Smart Technology, KST 2018
    CountryThailand
    CityChiang Mai
    Period18/1/3118/2/3

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    Keywords

    • autistic traits
    • color-direction association
    • left-right confusion
    • mirror image imitation
    • non-synesthesic

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Control and Optimization

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    Ikeda, H., Wada, M., & Watanabe, K. (2018). Link between color-space association, left-right confusion, mirror image copy, and autistic traits. In 2018 10th International Conference on Knowledge and Smart Technology: Cybernetics in the Next Decades, KST 2018 (pp. 268-271). [8426194] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/KST.2018.8426194