Journal articles

– Van Leeuwen TM, Sauer A, Jurjut A-M, Wibral M, Uhlhaas PJ, Singer W, Melloni L (2018). Perceptual phenotypes: perceptual gains and losses in synaesthetes and schizophrenia patients. bioRxiv,

– Van Leeuwen TM, Neufeld J, Hughes J, Ward J (accepted). Synaesthesia and Autism: Different Developmental Outcomes from Overlapping Mechanisms? Cognitive Neuropsychology
– Van Petersen E, Altgassen M, Van Lier R, Van Leeuwen TM (2020). Enhanced spatial navigation skills in sequence-space synaesthesia. Cortex.
-Thielen J, Bosch SE, Van Leeuwen TM, Van Gerven MAJ, Van Lier R (2019). Evidence for confounding eye movements under attempted fixation and active viewing in cognitive neuroscience. Scientific Reports 9
Tilot A, Vino A, ……, Van Leeuwen TM, Ward J, Rouw R, Simner J, Fisher SE (2019). Investigating genetic links between grapheme–colour synaesthesia and neuropsychiatric traits. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 374. Doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0026
-Ioumpa K, Graham SA, Clausner T, Fisher SE, Van Lier R, Van Leeuwen TM (2019). Enhanced self-reported affect and prosocial behaviour without differential physiological responses in mirror-sensory synesthesia. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 374. Doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0395
– Van Leeuwen TM, Van Petersen E, Burghoorn F, Dingemanse M, Van Lier R (2019). Autistic traits in synaesthesia: atypical sensory sensitivity and enhanced perception of details. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 374. Doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0024
-Burghoorn F, Dingemanse M, Van Lier R, Van Leeuwen TM (2019). The relation between autistic traits, the degree of synaesthesia, and local/global visual perception. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Sept 14, 1-18. Doi: 10.1007/s10803-019-04222-7, pdf
– Cuskley C, Dingemanse M, Kirby S, van Leeuwen TM (2019). Cross-modal associations and synaesthesia: Categorical perception and structure in vowel-colour mappings in a large online sample. Behavior Research Methods. Doi: 10.3758/s13428-019-01203-7, pdf
– Thielen J, Bosch SE, van Leeuwen TM, Van Gerven M, Van Lier R (2019). Neuroimaging findings on amodal completion: a review. i-Perception, 10(2), 1–25.
– Van Leeuwen TM, Trautmann-Lengsfeld SA, Wallace MT, Engel AK, Murray MM (2016). Bridging the Gap: Synaesthesia and Multisensory Processes. Neuropsychologia 88, 1-4. pdf
– Van Leeuwen TM, Dingemanse M, Todil B, Agameya A, Majid A (2016). Nonrandom Associations of Graphemes with Colors in Arabic. Multisensory Research 29(1-3), 223-252. pdf
– Van Leeuwen TM, Singer W, Nikolić D (2015). The merit of synesthesia for consciousness research. Frontiers in Psychology: Consciousness Research 6 – Article 1850. pdf
– Van Leeuwen TM*, Xiang H*, Dediu D, Roberts L, Norris D, Hagoort P (2015). L2-proficiency-dependent laterality shift in structural connectivity of brain language pathways. Brain Connectivity 5(6), 349-61. *equal contributors pdf
– Van Leeuwen TM (2014). Constructing priors in synesthesia. Cognitive Neuroscience  5(2), 124-126. DOI:10.1080/17588928.2014.905520 pdf
– Van Leeuwen TM, Lamers M, Petersson KM, Rietveld T, Gussenhoven C, Poser B, Hagoort P (2014). Phonological Markers of Information Structure: An fMRI study. Neuropsychologia 58, 64–74. pdf
– Van Leeuwen TM*, Hagoort P, Händel BF* (2013). Real color captures attention and overrides spatial cues in grapheme-color synesthetes but not in controls. Neuropsychologia 51(10), 1802-13. *equal contributors pdf
– Niccolai V, Van Leeuwen TM, Blakemore C, Stoerig P (2012). Synaesthetic perception of colour and visual space in a blind subject: an fMRI case study. Consciousness and Cognition 21(2), 889-99.
– Niccolai V, Van Leeuwen TM, Jennes J, Stoerig P (2012). Modality and Variability of the Synaesthetic Experience. American Journal of Psychology 125(1), 81–94.
– Van Leeuwen TM, Den Ouden HEM, Hagoort P (2011). Effective connectivity determines the nature of subjective experience in grapheme-color synesthesia. Journal of Neuroscience 31(27), 9879–9884. pdf
– Van Leeuwen TM, Petersson KM, Hagoort P (2010). Synaesthetic Colour in the Brain: Beyond Colour Areas. A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Synaesthetes and Matched Controls. PLoS ONE 5(8). This paper was recommended and reviewed on F1000 Prime (August 24, 2010) pdf
– Van Leeuwen TM*, Liang M*, Proulx MJ (2008). Propagation of brain activity during audiovisual integration. Journal of Neuroscience 28(36), 8861–8862. *equal contributors
– Vajda I, Lankheet MJM, Van Leeuwen TM, Van de Grind WA (2002). On the velocity tuning of area 18 complex cell responses to moving textures. Visual Neuroscience 19(5), 651-59.

Book chapters

– Van Leeuwen TM (2013). Individual differences in synaesthesia. Invited review in: Simner, J & Hubbard, EM, Eds. Oxford Handbook of Synaesthesia. Oxford University Press, 2013.
– Van Leeuwen TM, Petersson KM, Langner O, Rijpkema M, Hagoort P (2013). Color specificity in the human V4 complex: An fMRI repetition suppression study. In: Advanced Brain Neuroimaging Topics in Health and Disease – Methods and Applications, pp. 283-305. Eds. T. D. Papageorgiou, G. I. Christopoulos, S. M. Smirnakis, InTech, ISBN 978-953-51-1203-7.

PhD thesis (2011): ‘How one can see what is not there’: Neural mechanisms of grapheme-colour synaesthesia. Thesis pdf


(Invited) lectures

Conference contributions (talks only, posters not listed)
MCB Brain Plasticity’ conference, Magdeburg, Germany, invited talk, September 2019
European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Symposium talk, Leuven, August 2019
Perception Day, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, December 7, 2018.
‘Bridging senses: new developments in synesthesia’ Discussion meeting, London, UK, October 2018. Invited speaker.
European Conference on Visual Perception, Trieste, Italy, August 2018.
SAGE 2.0 (Science and Gender Equality Symposium), Hamburg, Germany, March 2018. Keynote speaker.
Perception Day, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 2016.
Crossmodal Perception and Synaesthesia conference, Dublin, Ireland,     2016.
International Multisensory Research Forum annual meeting, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2014. Symposium talk, invited by Prof. Daphne Maurer.
UK Synaesthesia Association annual meeting, London, UK, 2014.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Neurophysiologie Annual Meeting, Leipzig, Germany
, 2013. In symposium “Wenn alles verknüpft scheint”. Invited by Prof. Dr. Peter Weiss.
Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC) 16th AM, Brighton, UK10th Dutch Endo-Neuro-Psycho Meeting, Lunteren, NL, 2012. Symposium talk.
16th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain, 2010.
European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Utrecht, the Netherlands, 2008.
12th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 2006.

Other talks
Karakter University Centre, Synaesthesia and autism, 2020, postponed due to corona
BrainWave symposium Utrecht, ‘Synesthesie’, Feb 2019
Science Café Enschede, Netherlands, February 2019
What About Perception, course on perception for psychiatrists, Vlieland, 2018. ‘Synaesthesia and autism’
Studium Generale, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2018. ‘Synaesthesia’
Conference GLV Idun, Groningen, 2018
SPS-NIP Maastricht, Synesthesia, 2017
Universiteit van Nederland, 2016. “Waarom ervaren sommige mensen kleuren bij woorden en getallen”
ArtEZ, Arnhem, Netherlands, 2016. Lecture/workshop on synaesthesia and multisensory processing
SPS-Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen – Platform Nijmegen, Amsterdam, Tilburg, 2015. ‘Synesthesie’
KNAW Academy Colloquium “Decoding the neurobiology of synaesthesia”, Amsterdam, 2015. Invited by Prof. Simon Fisher.
Symposium ‘Hearing Colors’, Regensburg, Germany, 2014. Invited by Prof. Greenlee, Dr. Volberg.
University of Leuven, Belgium, 2014. Laboratory of Experimental Psychology, invited by Prof. J. Wagemans.
Perception and Awareness group, Donders Centre for Cognition, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 2014.
Symposium ‘Synaesthesia in Perspective’, Hamburg, Germany, 2014.
Brain Imaging Center Meeting, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, 2013.
Iaspis/Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Stockholm, Sweden, 2013. “Synaesthetic perception”
NeFF Young Investigators Colloquium, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2013.
Workshop “Towards identification of genes implicated in synaesthesia”, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, 2012. Invited by Prof. Simon Fisher.
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany, Invited by Dr. S. Trautmann-Lengsfeld.
Hauptversammlung der Deutsche Synästhesie Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2012.
Natuurkundig Gezelschap Middelburg, the Netherlands, 2012. “Synesthesie in het brein”.
Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany, Institute for Experimental Psychology, 2011.
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany, 2010. Department of Neurophysiology.
University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 2008. “Synesthesie: De extra dimensie van Messiaen”.
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, 2008. Invited by Prof. Asifa Majid.
Friesland Foods Diary Products, Ede, the Netherlands, 2007. “Synaesthesia: introduction and possible applications”. About the application of synaesthesia in taste-perception research.
Dutch Society for Biology (NIBI), Lunteren, the Netherlands, 2006. Education Conference.
Annual Meeting of the Dutch Synaesthesia Forum, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2005.

Full CV (pdf)