This picture is used as a test to demonstrate that people may not attach sounds to shapes arbitrarily: American college undergraduates and Tamil speakers in India called the shape on the left "kiki" and the one on the right "bouba". The bouba/kiki effect is a non-arbitrary mapping between speech sounds and the visual shape of objects. This effect was first observed by German-American psychologist Wolfgang Köhler in 1929. In psychological experiments, first conducted on the island of Tenerife (in which the primary language is Spanish), Köhler showed forms similar to those shown at the right and asked participants which shape was called "takete" and which was called "baluba" ("maluma" in the 1947 version). Although not explicitly stated, Köhler implies that there was a strong preference to pair the jagged shape with "takete" and the rounded shape with "baluba". In 2001, Vilayanur S. More recently research indicated that the effect may be a case of ideasthesia.
Lexipedia - Where words have meaningMy Writing SpotJune 14Henry Reed Henry Reed Henry Reed was the narrow neck in the hourglass of tradition, through which tunes were guided back out into the wider currents of circulation. Alan Jabbour Josh and Henry Reed, circa 1903. Henry Reed, age 19, plays banjo; his older brother Josh plays fiddle. James Henry Neel Reed, known as Henry Reed, was born on April 28, 1884, in the Appalachian Mountains of Monroe County, West Virginia. Henry Reed learned the overwhelming majority of his tunes by ear and retained them by memory. Henry Reed Playing the Fiddle, Accompanied by Bobbie Thompson on Guitar, Kit Olson, photographer, Narrows, Virginia, Summer 1967. Reed's musical influence broadened significantly after 1966 when Karen and Alan Jabbour, graduate students at Duke University, began to audio tape his fiddling. The titles of Henry Reed's fiddle tunes are redolent of the old Appalachian frontier. Billy Bitzer and the Biograph Cameraman G. Together, Bitzer and Griffith forged the grammar and syntax of film.
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