The crayola-fication of the world: How we gave colors names, and it messed with our brains (part II) | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it

American linguist Benjamin Whorf, suggested that our language determines how we perceive the world. Different cultures with independent histories often end up with the same colors in their vocabulary. Of course, the word that they use for red might be quite different – red, rouge, laal, whatever. Yet the concept of redness, that vivid region of the visual spectrum that we associate with fire, strawberries, blood or ketchup, is something that most cultures share. 

Source: http://goo.gl/y4Ozx

 

Part 1: http://goo.gl/3TghN

 

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Via Andrea Graziano, Sakis Koukouvis