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Re: OT: What is your qualia of consciousness / thought? (WAS: does conlanging change your sense of reality?)

From:Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>
Date:Friday, April 3, 2009, 23:28
Den 4. apr. 2009 kl. 00.16 skreiv And Rosta:

> My social, creative, intellectual and professional lives are all > completely founded on verbality. But the idea of ordinary thought > being verbal is so utterly alien to my own experience that I have > always supposed others' reports of their ordinary thought being > verbal to be naive delusions. Now that I've read others' > contributions to this thread, I no longer think that, but I am > entirely perplexed.
Your experience is an exact echo of mine from some years back. After I had this experience, I tried to become more verbal inside, because I thought it would enhance my communicative ability. I think it did, but after a while I found I preferred the non-verbal thinking after all, because it has some other obvious advantages that I've mentioned before. I suppose we are constructed differently inside and outside all of us. There are visual and auditive people, and there are verbal and non-verbal thinkers. Possibly, those phenomena are related. LEF LEF