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Unformatted text preview: Jorge Ruz-Mora [email protected] 954-495-4855 Z#:23042616 Dr. James Jakubow 1 November 2009 Article: The Influence of Memory on Perception: It’s Not What Things Look Like, It’s What You Call Them Authors: Holger Mitterer Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Jo¨rn M. Horschig Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Maastricht University Jochen Mu¨sseler Aachen University Asifa Majid Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 2009, Vol. 35, No. 6, 1557–1562 Introduction This experiment was performed to determine if a person's knowledge of the world influences on how that person perceives the world. The researches wanted to see if declarative memory or perceptual memory influences perspectives of the world. The researchers used Dutch and German volunteers because in Germany the middle light in a traffic light is called yellow in German and in the Netherlands the middle light in a traffic light is called orange in Dutch. They wanted to see if all Dutch were going to call the light in a traffic light is called orange in Dutch....
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