Odor naming is difficult, even for wine and coffee experts

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Odor naming is difficult for people, but recent cross-cultural research suggests this difficulty is culture-specific. Jahai speakers (hunter-gatherers from the Malay Peninsula) name odors as consistently as colors, and much better than English speakers (Majid & Burenhult, 2014). In Jahai the linguistic advantage for smells correlates with a cultural… (More)

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@inproceedings{Croijmans2015OdorNI, title={Odor naming is difficult, even for wine and coffee experts}, author={Ilja Croijmans and Asifa Majid}, booktitle={CogSci}, year={2015} }