Can you tell whether an object is rough or smooth based only on the word used to describe it? Is there something in the sound of a word that will tell us whether the flavor will be creamier, or more bitter? Although it might not be obvious, throughout the languages of the world there are systematic mappings between certain sounds of words and features of the world they refer to. You can learn more about these mappings through posters.
You can also take part in a demonstration where we will present you with odours, tastes and textures. How do you match words to your perceptual experiences? How does your choice compare with other visitors? Find out more about the exciting relationships between language and the senses!