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East-Asians Process Information Different From Caucasians: University of Michigan

  1. Aug 27, 2005 #1
    They say it's cultural, I say it's genetic:

    Asians, Americans Show Perceptual Divide

    By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Science Writer
    Mon Aug 22,10:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON - 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.

    The researchers, led by Hannah-Faye Chua and Richard Nisbett, tracked the eye movements of the students — 25 European Americans and 27 native Chinese — to determine where they were looking in a picture and how long they focused on a particular area.

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    Complete article at http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050823/ap_on_sc/different_views_6
     
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