The, Culture And Blindness, By Takahiko Masuda And Richard E. Nisbett

853 Words Oct 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
One of the most interesting aspects about human beings is that, even though we are similar in terms of physiology, our behavior and perspectives of the world can vary depending on our culture. We may all have the same structures in our brain but yet, we process information in a distinctive many ways and focus our attention to different things. Nowadays, with research methods, researchers can discover and compare those differences between cultures around the world. In the article, Culture and Blindness, the researchers Takahiko Masuda and Richard E. Nisbett explained the results of studies made to understand the differences between Westerners and East Asians in terms of perceptual processes. The studies examined the propositions related to the Change-blindness paradigm. This term describes a situation in which a person fails to recognize some changes in a scene, a picture, or the environment. This would mean that one of our perceptual processes failed to recognize a detail without us being aware of the situation. This concept comes from how much attention we designate to a certain event. In addition, the types of objects that we choose to pay attention to or how we perceive those objects can vary across culture, and motivation may be the cause in some cases. People from different cultures may be differently motivated to perceive a specific type of object or a human face, based on the association they make between a face and emotions. Based on some studies on cultures such…

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