Story of Your life” — adapted into the Hollywood blockbuster “Arrival” — the protagonist, a linguist named Louise Banks, learns the language of an alien race — one that completely alters her perception of time.
As she becomes increasingly proficient in this alien language, she
begins to perceive time not as a linear sequence of events (wherein
cause precedes effect), but as a chunk in which all events occur
The story is, of course, science-fiction, and thus takes certain
creative liberties with real ideas and concepts (especially with what’s
called the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis). But the central tenet of the story — that language alters how the brain perceives time — may not be far off the mark.