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Wiring the brain

Academics : Pharyngula

This story is some kind of awesome: For those who don't want to watch the whole thing, the observation in brief is that color perception is affected by color language. The investigators compare Westerners with our familiar language ...

How language affects color perception

Humor : Boing Boing

This segment of an episode of ?Horizon,? called? "?Do You See What I See?" shows how language has an effect on how people see color, especially when comparing colors. The Himba of northern Namibia categorize colors differently than ...

The Linguistic Overlap of Color Theory and Racism

Arts : Hyperallergic

Tomashi Jackson found that the language Josef Albers used to describe color perception mirrored the language of racialized segregation. The post The Linguistic Overlap of Color Theory and Racism appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Is the Perception of Orientation Affected By Language?

Academics / Neuroscience : Brain Blogger

In the discussion of the relationship between language and thought, the concept of categorical perception (CP) is a key element. A lot of studies have shown that categorical perception of color is affected by language, but lately, r...

Understanding How Color Is Perceived in the Brain

Academics / Neuroscience : Brain Blogger

Scientists have examined the effects of language on categorical color perception — the idea that color perception is affected by how it is described in language — with behavioral research. Meanwhile, other scholars have looked into ...


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