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
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.