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Originally posted by SLAYER69
Who does the talking when you think?
He also narrates my life. He gets annoying sometimes, Drinks all my beer, leaves the seat up. I caught him several times surfing porn. I've asked him repeatedly to leave. He wont listen. He just keeps jabbering on about what I'm doing. He's talking about me typing this reply out. He wont shut up.
He also snores.
edit on 24-5-2012 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)
Stop reading to yourself. As you read you probably subvocalize, or pronounce the words to yourself. Almost everybody does it, although to different degrees: some people actually move their lips or say the words under their breath, while others simply say each word in their heads. Regardless of how you subvocalize, it slows you down. (You are concerned with speed reading here, not reading to practice communicating the material verbally, which can be done later if you find it necessary.) To break the habit, try to be conscious of it. When you notice yourself pronouncing words to yourself, try to stop doing it. Practice visualizing a word at the moment you see it, rather than confirming the word in your mind and then visualizing it. It may help to focus on key words and skip over others, or you may want to try humming to yourself or counting "1,2,3,4" repeatedly in order to prevent subvocalizing. One exercise to stop your lips from moving is to put a finger on your mouth and keep it there while you read.
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?