Many of us talk to ourselves in our heads pretty much all day long. But it turns out that there are plenty of people who don’t. In fact, thinking comes in many shapes and sizes, and no two minds are exactly alike. In this episode, we explore the peculiar world of how we think, and consider the pros and cons of inner speech.
Consciousness is what we can know best and explain least. It is the inner subjective experience of what it feels like to see red or smell garlic or hear Beethoven. Consciousness has intrigued and baffled philosophers. To begin, we must define and describe consciousness. What to include in a complete definition and description of consciousness?
How Aware Are You Of The Invisible Character Inside Your Head?
Have you given it a name? I call mine Ms. Hyde. She is my friend, critic, partner-in-crime, and the voice of my willpower. She lives inside me within a cloud, a chauffeur of several hats driving the vehicle of my life.
Woman is shocked to learn that some people can hear their inner monologues
It's a little weird to think about thinking. But when you have a thought, is it a visualization, a string of words, a vague notion that carries meaning or a combination of all three? Did you know that some people can’t do all three?
I Didn’t Know My Mind Was So Strange Until I Started Listening to It
One fine spring afternoon this year, as I was out running errands in the small Norwegian town where I live, a loud beep startled me into awareness. What had just been on my mind? After a moment’s pause, I realized something strange. I’d been thinking two things at the same time—rehearsing the combination of a new bike lock and contemplating whether I should wear the clunky white beeper that had just sounded into a bank.
Language is one of the most defining abilities of our species. After all, human beings are true communication artists and we have developed hundreds of languages to be able to express everything we want and our feelings to our equivalents.