If you speak only one language, do not feel upset. Simultaneously with your native language or perhaps even earlier, you have learned one more language – a visual one. A person perceives everything around through the eyes. The eyes “speak” their own special language. This language has letters, words and even grammar rules. Psychologists from Moscow State University have come to this conclusion. Their effort has been supported by the Russian Humanitarian Research Foundation.
Human visual system works in a similar way as the speech does. Therefore, Professor Chingiz Izmailov (Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University) believes that we can speak about the existence of a special visual language of human beings. The researcher compares his study of this language with a linguist’s work.
What is similar about such seemingly different phenomena as vision and speech? The point is that our eyes understand what they see not as reflection of a real picture, but as a combination of multiple elementary visual components. The basic components are color and shape (it is known that there are special neural networks in the brain for each of them).
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