Re: OT: What is your qualia of consciousness / thought? (WAS: does conlanging change your sense of reality?)
|From:||And Rosta <and.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 3, 2009, 22:26|
Sai Emrys, On 03/04/2009 17:59:
> IME talking with people, there are several different kinds of
> perceptions of what it is *like* to think or just to be conscious.
> Going just from my personal discussions with others:
> The most common one seems to be an 'inner verbal monologue'. That is,
> there is a sense of oneself as talking about stuff, and that talking
> *is* the consciousness. E.g. you'll think out a problem by talking it
> out in your head; have a running commentary about what others are
> saying or doing; what others might think of you; etc etc.
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.