Thinking without language?

Gary Forbis forbis at
Thu Nov 18 18:00:26 EST 1999

ADR <a.dalla_rosa at> wrote in message
news:811tuf$d7i$1 at
> >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.
> My remote EMG with background radiation detector and dark matter
> detects that there were minute movements of your tongue, throat and lips
> that would account for what you 'think' were verbal thoughts.
> Now repeat after me, with your tongue stuck out really sharply and pressed
> between your tongue, 'I am not thinking verbally'.

I'm having trouble parsing that.

I tried reading the sentence with my tongue thrust out with my index and
finger pressing the tongue against my teeth.  My tongue seemed to move but
it may have been a gag reflex though I don't know why the sentence would
make me gag.

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