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Faster eye responses in Chinese people not down to culture

New research has cast doubt on the theory that neurological behavior is a product of culture in people of Chinese origin. Scientists tested three groups -- students from mainland China, British people with Chinese parents and white British people -- to see how quickly their eyes reacted to dots appearing in the periphery of their vision. The findings revealed that the British Chinese and mainland Chinese participants were similar in their responses, with the white British participants markedly different. Culturally the British Chinese participants were similar to their white British counterparts and different to the mainland Chinese students.
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