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

From:Roger Mills <romiltz@...>
Date:Friday, April 3, 2009, 20:42
Sai Emrys wrote:
> 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.
I am definitely in this category. Totally verbal. (on IQ et al. tests, I always did worst on the spatial-relations stuff :-( ) On meditation-type techniques, sometimes when I go to bed my mind is still racing...I've tried repeating the Om mani padme om, but find that counting breaths (inhalations) works best at helping to divert the inner monologue.