Support for lateralization of the Whorf effect beyond the realm of color discrimination

  title={Support for lateralization of the Whorf effect beyond the realm of color discrimination},
  author={A. L. Gilbert and T. Regier and P. Kay and R. Ivry},
  journal={Brain and Language},
  • A. L. Gilbert, T. Regier, +1 author R. Ivry
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Brain and Language
  • Recent work has shown that Whorf effects of language on color discrimination are stronger in the right visual field than in the left. Here we show that this phenomenon is not limited to color: The perception of animal figures (cats and dogs) was more strongly affected by linguistic categories for stimuli presented to the right visual field than those presented to the left. Moreover, the magnitude of the visual field asymmetry was reduced when demands on verbal working memory were increased by a… CONTINUE READING
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