"Study determines difference between abstract and concrete jungle"

Si_Daniels's picture


"In the first study of the series, the psychologists already had shown that italicized and other disfluent fonts prompted the sensation of psychological distance."

dezcom's picture

"Using this research-based theory, it is safe to assume, therefore, that people residing in Tokyo have a more symbolic notion of New York than New Yorkers have of themselves."

Why I always suspected the same thing but wasn't sure until I saw it in italics :-)


Bert Vanderveen's picture

If publishers in the 16th century had choosen italic for the main text and roman for emphasis these conclusions would have been the reverse.

Thank G I just ate a very nice grilled sea bass.

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Bert Vanderveen BNO

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