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I study individual differences in perception, and how these differences affect subjective experience, cognition, and interactions with our environment. I specialize in synaesthesia (mixing of the senses) and crossmodal processing. I also study the link between synaesthesia and other conditions, such as autism. I am currently developing research on other individual differences in subjective experience such as aphantasia and sensory processing sensitivity, and how these individual differences relate to differential processing and personal experiences of our environment.

Research keywords: individual differences in perception, subjective experience, synaesthesia, multisensory processing, autism, crossmodal perception, art & aesthetics, visual perception, schizophrenia, language and cognition.

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Recent publications

  1. Synaesthesia and its relation to social and sensory aspects of autism

    van Leeuwen, T., Koolen, M., Neufeld, J., van Laarhoven, T., & Lier, R. V. (2022). Synaesthesia and its relation to social and sensory aspects of autism. 154-154. Abstract from The 44th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) 2022, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
  2. synr: An R package for handling synesthesia consistency test data

    Wilsson, L., van Leeuwen, T., & Neufeld, J. (2022). synr: An R package for handling synesthesia consistency test data. Behavior Research Methods, 1-13.
  3. Perceptual processing links autism and synesthesia: A co-twin control…

    Leeuwen, T. M. V., Wilsson, L., Norrman, H. N., Dingemanse, M., Bölte, S., & Neufeld, J. (2021). Perceptual processing links autism and synesthesia: A co-twin control study. Cortex.
  4. Perceptual Gains and Losses in Synesthesia and Schizophrenia

    van Leeuwen, T. M., Sauer, A., Jurjut, A.-M., Wibral, M., Uhlhaas, P. J., Singer, W., & Melloni, L. (2021). Perceptual Gains and Losses in Synesthesia and Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 47(3), 722-730.
  5. The Relation Between Autistic Traits, the Degree of Synaesthesia, and…

    Burghoorn, F., Dingemanse, M., Lier, R. V., & Leeuwen, T. M. V. (2020). The Relation Between Autistic Traits, the Degree of Synaesthesia, and Local/Global Visual Perception. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 50, 12-29.

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