Oriental culture

category formation:

"if asked to group objects, East Asians make comparatively little use of categories (categorisation). They are more likely [...] noticing relationships
[...] Westerners are more analytic, and pay attention primarily to isolated objects, and the categories to which they belong" p. 455

"Like schizophrenics, Westerners are better than East Asians at learning arbitrary rules for categorisation: they are less distracted by common sense" p. 458


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