Eclectic Curiosity


Posted on April 1st, 2003, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

The Wall Street Journal’s Science Journal has an excellent article by Sharon Begley about perception. It is an article that focuses on how Westerners and Easterners see things differently and how this has implications on, among other things, politics and business. It disputes the widely held view by cognitive scientists that all humans perceive and reason the same way.

“Westerners and Asians literally see different worlds,” says Prof. Nisbett. “Westerners pay attention to the focal object, while Asians attend more broadly — to the overall surroundings and to the relations between the object and the field.” These generalizations seem to hold even though Eastern and Western countries each represent many different cultures and traditions.





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