Whorf versus Socrates, round 10

Nora S. Newcombe*, David H Uttal

*Corresponding author for this work

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A recent paper by Dehaene, Izard, Pica and Spelke examined geometric concepts among the Munduruku, an Amazonian group without many linguistic terms for spatial relations, and without maps or formal schooling. Their profile of strengths and weaknesses provides new insights into the nature of the human mind and the importance of culture and language to the development of thought.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)394-396
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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