Our cognitive styles depend heavily on our environment and the world in which we were brought up. This is linked with cross- cultural perception because each part of the world may view things in a different way. Think of the wide differences between the world of a New Yorker and that of a remote villager in the Himalayan mountains. A New Yorker’s perception of lines, colors, and distances will differ considerably from that of anyone else’s, simply due to the environment. This photo was shown in class and can be linked with this topic.