Debate opens anew on language and its effect on cognition

“In English, time rushes forward. In Mandarin Chinese, it moves down. The past lies above, and the future lies below. So is the mind of a Mandarin speaker

“In English, time rushes forward. In Mandarin Chinese, it moves down. The past lies above, and the future lies below. So is the mind of a Mandarin speaker different from the mind of an English speaker? The question is one of science’s loaded topics, a politically charged theory with a racist past. But researchers now say they are uncovering proof that it may be true.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE