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It turns out that people who talk to themselves are geniuses

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 DarkKnightNomeD    1,611

Do you talk to yourself? Also - POLL! :laugh:

It turns out that people who talk to themselves are geniuses

http://brightside.me/article/it-turns-out-that-people-who-talk-to-themselves-are-geniuses-7855/

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I talk to myself a lot. And I don’t mean only in the privacy of my own home. I talk to myself while I’m walking down the street, when I’m in my office or when I’m shopping. Thinking out loud helps me materialize what I’m thinking about. It helps me make sense of things.

It also makes me look insane. Crazy people talk to themselves, right? They’re conversing with the voices inside their heads. If you’re yammering on to nobody, everyone thinks you’re a mental patient.

This wrong. Talking to yourself, it turns out, is actually a sign of genius.

In one study, psychologists Daniel Swigley and Gary Lupyan hypothesized that talking to yourself was actually beneficial.

Read the rest of it in the link.

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We knew that. As Counselor Troi tells Piccard, that's perfectly natural. When you ask yourself, "where are my keys?" who are you talking to, yourself. Your brain, all our brains, work on at this level because society teaches us it's the best way to filter through a situation, any situation, to achieve the best results. Some call it "communication". Also, as the article says, people that ask themselves the questions, don't rely on others, but themselves to find a solution, an answer. 

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 Ukshep    13,350
7 minutes ago, Last1oftheJedi said:

We knew that. As Counselor Troi tells Piccard, that's perfectly natural. When you ask yourself, "where are my keys?" who are you talking to, yourself. Your brain, all our brains, work on at this level because society teaches us it's the best way to filter through a situation, any situation, to achieve the best results. Some call it "communication". Also, as the article says, people that ask themselves the questions, don't rely on others, but themselves to find a solution, an answer. 

To be honest i think its control! When you do not speak aloud your subconscious is handling it. When like as you say when you ask yourself, "where are my keys?" that is because your subconscious also does not know. Your sub flags it and you take control. responding with an out loud comment. Same thing happens in fluid emergency situations. That are traumatic. Not enough time exists to process the information so your conscious, primal survival mind takes over.

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 RabidWolf    952

I vote "Sometimes yes, and sometimes no"

I use verbal dialogue once in awhile, inner dialogue far more frequently, and fairly infrequently I turn off the dialogue completely to keep in touch with my primitive, reactionary, animalistic self (lest that part of my being bite me in the ass when I least expect or need it to)

Folks talk about mind control and "programming" but tend to forget that we are constantly writing and rewriting that code in our own heads with what we choose to think or talk to ourselves about.

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