TB10 P&C Lecture 1; Language and ethics

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1. What does evidence show from gender in language?

  • There was no difference between Spanish and English observers in gendered language
  • English observers assign gendered characterstics to objects for physical characteristics
  • Spanish observers assign gendered characterstics to objects for physical characteristics
  • Even though they use a language with gendered pronouns Spanish observers do not assign gendered characterstics to objects for physical characteristics
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2. When tested at a coarse level...?

  • There is little difference in colour discrimination across cultures
  • There are significant differences in colour discrimination across cultures

3. What is the main premise of the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis?

  • Language is a seperate cognitive construct from all other modules
  • Language influences cognition, words shape thought
  • Cognition influences language, without self-generated thought there is no language

4. What is reduction?

  • Are you using the minimum number of animals? Statistical power is important.
  • Animals should not be re-used unless there is a pressing reason. Minimise animal suffering.
  • Can you use less sentient animals or computer models to achieve the same end?

5. Colour vocabulary...?

  • Alters the way you see, but only slightly and in the right visual field
  • Alters the way you see in the left visual field
  • Alters the way you see, but only slightly and in the left visual field
  • Alters the way you see in the right visual field

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