Does Language Shape What We Think?
By Joshua Hartshorne (Scientific American, August 18, 2009). "In a paper published in 2008, MIT cognitive neuroscientist Michael Frank and colleagues demonstrated that Pirahã, a language spoken by a small Amazonian community, has no number words at all. The research team simply asked Pirahã speakers to count different numbers of batteries, nuts and other common objects. […] The lack of number words had a profound and surprising effect on what the Pirahã could do."

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