The interesting meaning of language to our brain

The interesting meaning of language to our brain

A very interesting TED Speech from Lera Boroditsky. Even, if some of the content was already discussed multiple years before.

What struck me: There are places where people greet by giving cardinal directions. This has led to the fact that thos people have a much better sense of navigation and orientation than what was even expected, what humans are able to achieve.

Another example: Bridge in German is a female noun, while in spanish it is a male noun. Because of this, when germans talk about bridges, they prefer “female” adjectives like beautiful, while spanish people tend to use adjectives like “strong”.

Isn’t it interesting, how using a language changes the way you think..?

 

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