Re: Reading images

Raymond Hames (rhames@UNLINFO.UNL.EDU)
Thu, 4 Jan 1996 07:10:35 -0600

>From direct experience I know that Yanomamo when they first see a
photograph have a difficult time identifying either animals, objects,
or people they know. In fact, most will not be able to identify
anything without direct coaching (e.g, hold it in this orientation,
see the head and shoulders, etc.). After coaching sessions, most quickly
catch on and get better with experience and are able to quickly teach others.
And youngsters seem to learn much more quickly than the elderly.

Ray Hames
University of Nebraska