Lera Boroditsky wirft in diesem gut vierzehnminütigen Video einen interessanten Blick darauf, wie die Sprache unsere Art zu denken beeinflusst –ich fand’s interessant …
There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world — and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way we think? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language — from an Aboriginal community in Australia that uses cardinal directions instead of left and right to the multiple words for blue in Russian — that suggest the answer is a resounding yes. „The beauty of linguistic diversity is that it reveals to us just how ingenious and how flexible the human mind is,“ Boroditsky says. „Human minds have invented not one cognitive universe, but 7,000.“
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERLera Boroditsky · Cognitive scientist
Lera Boroditsky is trying to figure out how humans get so smart.