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Originally posted by Infi8nity
I think every one thinks with their native language. In a way language holds us back. Imagine if you wear taught not to think with words but with images or "video", but then again in the end if you wanted to tell some one what you are seeing you would have to form it into some kind of language. I wonder if we will ever get to see technology witch would let us communicate directly, with our minds.
Originally posted by smyleegrl
Developmentally, inner dialogue begins between ages 6-9. If you've ever watched a young child reading, you know they can't "hear" themselves unless they literally make sounds.
Inner dialogue is simply a form of metacognition (thinking about your own thinking). It's very normal.
Originally posted by AllIsOne
When I think I use language to form my thoughts. In a sense I'm having a conversation with myself. Does anybody else function that way? During that inner monologue do you hear a voice, or is that process voiceless, more abstract?
Some people tell me that they form mental pictures instead of "talking".
How does your brain work?
ScienceDaily (Apr. 25, 2012) — In a study with implications for businesspeople in a global economy, researchers at the University of Chicago have found that people make more rational decisions when they think through a problem in a non-native tongue.
Bicameralism (the philosophy of "two-chamberedness") is a hypothesis in psychology that argues that the human brain once assumed a state in which cognitive functions were divided between one part of the brain which appears to be "speaking", and a second part which listens and obeys—a bicameral mind. The term was coined by psychologist Julian Jaynes, who presented the idea in his 1976 book The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, wherein he made the case that a bicameral mentality was the normal and ubiquitous state of the human mind as recently as 3000 years ago.
Also, something I've noticed as I try to quiet the inner monologue, is that when I pay attention, I notice that thoughts don't take the time to occur that they seem to. The quieter it gets the close I am to noticing that thought is merely translated intent, and intent is a flash, an instant. Like seeing a dot of light and understanding an entire sentence or idea, before it becomes "inner monologue".
Originally posted by TheQuantumAnomaly
reply to post by AllIsOne
Glad to know I'm not the only one. I dont talk about it much, but I've gone pretty deep as far as my own personal development and meditations go. I'm by no means a master of anything, but I am curious about a lot. It can get scarry too, seeing how very big the world could be.
One of the hardest things to do for me is to read or write without thinking the words as I see them or want to write them. I can know what they mean without using my inner dialouge, but I find that as I do it, the further I go without thinking, the more my perception of the world changes. I realize that I am but a child, and that there is much more to learn in life than what is in the books, more to learn than anyone can tell you or teach you. That there are many MANY layers under the hood.
Originally posted by cloaked4u
reply to post by AllIsOne
What if the talking in your head says things you sometimes dissagree with and says things to interupt your thinking? Sometimes gives advice, sometimes tells me to do things i do not like and interupts my train of thought. So i am confused when you ask that question who does the talking when you think because sometimes talking in my head is there and sometimes not and usually the other talk is a different tone than the one i use when i think about things. The other one now says, NANA, NANA, BOO, BOO.