What challenges the ideasthesia balance theory has to answer?

Is ideasthesia the same as synesthesia?

In other words, while synesthesia presumes that both the trigger (inducer) and the resulting experience (concurrent) are of sensory nature, ideasthesia presumes that only the resulting experience is of sensory nature while the trigger is semantic.

What is the the semantic vacuum hypothesis?

We have proposed (Mroczko-Wąsowicz and Nikolić 2014) that kids create synesthesia when they face a semantic vacuum. Semantic vacuum is when you cannot easily place new information within the existing knowledge in your head.

Is synaesthesia actually Ideaesthesia?

Abstract: Synaesthesia is traditionally described as a phenomenon of intermixed senses. This implies that both, the inducer and concurrent operate at the level of their sensory representations. … Thus, a more accurate name of the phenomenon is ideaesthesia, coined from “idea”+”aisthesis” (in Greek: sensing concepts).