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Sunday, August 12, 2012

IL TEMPO NON ESISTE: We can now say without doubt that there is at least one language and culture which does not have a concept of time

It is the first time scientists have been able to prove 'time' is not a deeply entrenched human universal concept as previously thought.
Researchers, led by Professor Chris Sinha from the University of Portsmouth Department of Psychology, studied the way in which time was talked about and thought about by the Amondawa people of Brazil. Their research is published in the journal Language and Cognition.
Professor Sinha said: "For the Amondawa, time does not exist in the same way as it does for us. We can now say without doubt that there is at least one language and culture which does not have a concept of time as something that can be measured, counted, or talked about in the abstract. This doesn't mean that the Amondawa are 'people outside time', but they live in a world of events, rather than seeing events as being embedded in time."
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-05-necessarily-deeply-rooted-brains.html

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