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Does culture affect how we see the world? Researchers from the University of Michigan think so, according to this AP article reproduced on
Asians and North Americans really do see the world differently. Shown a photograph, North American students of European background paid more attention to the object in the foreground of a scene, while students from China spent more time studying the background and taking in the whole scene, according to University of Michigan researchers.


Not too surprising - there were studies done in Japan in the late 70s about how reading kanji stimulated both hemispheres of the brain, whereas reading roman alphabet or katakana was less symmetrical.

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