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Tag: Categorical Representation

Revisiting the role of language in spatial cognition: Categorical perception of spatial relations in English and Korean speakers

Published in:¬†Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Volume 24, Issue 6, December 2017, 2031-2036 Abstract “The spatial relation of support has been regarded as universally privileged in nonlinguistic cognition and immune to the influence of language. English, but not Korean, obligatorily distinguishes support from nonsupport via basic spatial terms. Despite this linguistic difference, previous research suggests that English and Korean speakers show comparable nonlinguistic sensitivity to the support/nonsupport distinction. Here, using a paradigm previously found to elicit cross-language differences in color discrimination, we provide evidence for a difference in sensitivity to support/nonsupport between native English speakers and native Korean speakers who were… Read More