Remembrances of Times East

  title={Remembrances of Times East},
  author={Lera Boroditsky and Alice Gaby},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1635 - 1639}
How do people think about time? Here we describe representations of time in Pormpuraaw, a remote Australian Aboriginal community. Pormpuraawans’ representations of time differ strikingly from all others documented to date. Previously, people have been shown to represent time spatially from left to right or right to left, or from front to back or back to front. All of these representations are with respect to the body. Pormpuraawans instead arrange time according to cardinal directions: east to… 

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