Thinking without language?

kenneth Collins kpaulc at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 18 20:17:18 EST 1999


Larisa Migachyov wrote:

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> 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.

'whistling' is 'thinking' without words.

"Voi che sapete", sung by Frederica Von Stade, is one of my favorite things...
just wish i knew what the words mean :-)

('smiling' is 'thinking' without words.)

cheers, ken






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