Thinking without language?
lvm at leland.Stanford.EDU
Thu Nov 18 17:09:41 EST 1999
> >I don't know about you, but I'm perfectly able to think verbally while
> >sticking my tongue out and keeping it still. The fact that I'm typing
> >this with my tongue stuck out proves it.
> No muscular movement at all? Not even in the throat or with the lips? That
> would be a miracle.
None at all. None that I can feel or see, anyway. Maybe an EMG would
pick up something, but I don't have one handy.
This paragraph was typed while I am whistling Mozart's "Voi che sapete" -
this should probably show that I'm not moving my tongue in speech-like
patterns while I type, as whistling requires fairly precise tongue
movements. My dormmates can testify to the fact that I'm whistling in tune
and in correct rhythm, and even with a little vibrato.
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