Very interesting article for those interested in understanding the mechanisms underlying cognition. Regarding the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis: can I suggest that words only limit our ability to formulate and express the underlying intuition. Words approximate what otherwise would be just emotion. The sentient “layer” of the brain is built atop the representation of concepts at the level of neural circuits. Without language, however minutely inaccurate it may be, our sentient minds have no way of “accessing” and expressing intuitive feelings.