Languages Don’t All Have the Same Number of Terms for Colors – Scientists Have a New Theory Why

September 18, 2017 | The Conversation

How languages categorize color varies widely, write Ted Gibson, professor of cognitive science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Bevil Conway of the National Institutes of Health's National Eye Institute. According to their research, it is easier to communicate about warm colors than cool ones, as they observe in study of English, Bolivian Spanish and Tsimane, an Amazonian language.

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