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Using a Foreign Language Helps Decision-Making - Association for Psychological Science

"People are more likely to take favorable risks if they think in a foreign language"

 

"'We know from previous research that because people are naturally loss averse, they often forgo attractive opportunities,' said University of Chicago psychologist Boaz Keysar, a leading expert on communication. 'Our new findings demonstrate that such aversion to losses is much reduced when people make decisions in their non-native language.'"

 

See also the Wired magazine article: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/04/language-and-bias/

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Wired for Culture: How Language Enabled “Visual Theft,” Sparked Innovation, and Helped Us Evolve

Wired for Culture: How Language Enabled “Visual Theft,” Sparked Innovation, and Helped Us Evolve | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it

Why remix culture and collaborative creativity are an evolutionary advantage. Language, which  co-evolved with music, is responsible for the hallmarks of humanity, from art to technology to morality. So argues evolutionary biologist Mark Pagel in Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind.

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