February 2nd, 2006

For Science!

From the "theory-of-the-moebius" dept. *

Researchers at UC-Berkeley and U-Chicago reasoned that, since language is predominantly processed in the left hemisphere of the brain, any effect on perception should have an effect predominantly on the right visual field, which is also processed on the left. After comparing reaction times for hues of blue-green -- colors with distinct names in one language but not another -- they concluded, in a just-published paper, that the Whorf hypothesis holds for the right visual field, but not the left.

--- From Slashdot.

* I really wish this was mine and not Slashdot's, because it's perfect.