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Are These More "Bouba" Or "Kiki"?

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  1. First of all, which shape do you think is Bouba and which is Kiki?

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    The left one is Bouba and the right one is Kiki.

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First of all, which shape do you think is Bouba and which is Kiki?
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    The left one is Kiki and the right one is Bouba.
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    The left one is Bouba and the right one is Kiki.

In 2001, Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Edward Hubbard asked American college undergraduates and Tamil speakers in India the same question.

And, in both groups, 95% to 98% selected the curvy shape as "Bouba" and the jagged one as "Kiki".

This phenomenon is called "Bouba-Kiki Effect".

It's suggesting that the human brain somehow attaches abstract meanings to the shapes and sounds in a consistent way.

- wikipedia

  1. 1. Is this scissor more "Bouba" or "Kiki"?

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1. Is this scissor more "Bouba" or "Kiki"?
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    Bouba
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    Kiki
  1. 2. Is this pumpkin more "Bouba" or "Kiki"?

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2. Is this pumpkin more "Bouba" or "Kiki"?
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    Bouba
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    Kiki
  1. 3. Is this Jack Black more "Bouba" or "Kiki"?

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3. Is this Jack Black more "Bouba" or "Kiki"?
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    Bouba
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    Kiki
  1. 4. Is this Steve Buscemi more "Bouba" or "Kiki"?

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4. Is this Steve Buscemi more "Bouba" or "Kiki"?
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  1. 5. Are these sexy Bill Murrays more "Bouba" or "Kiki"?

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5. Are these sexy Bill Murrays more "Bouba" or "Kiki"?
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    Bouba
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    Kiki
  1. 6. Is this angry Bill Murray more "Bouba" or "Kiki"?

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6. Is this angry Bill Murray more "Bouba" or "Kiki"?
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    Bouba
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    Kiki
  1. 7. Is this flying skinhead person more "Bouba" or "Kiki"?

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7. Is this flying skinhead person more "Bouba" or "Kiki"?
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    Bouba
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    Kiki
  1. 8. Is this sexy pole-dancer more "Bouba" or "Kiki"?

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8. Is this sexy pole-dancer more "Bouba" or "Kiki"?
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    Bouba
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    Kiki
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