By posing the question in a textual way, you’re inviting the person to look at their experience from a textual standpoint. I can't "see" memories even though I know they are there somewhere. When you woke up this morning, you probably thought to yourself ‘ah fuck’, or, ‘here we go again’. “The only time that I have something close to words is when I’m chanting – I’m a Buddhist. All of these questions started flooding my mind. I suggest asking people around you what they experience. I’m speaking out loud, and trying to think of the next step.”, BEEP! I KNOW what they look like, I just can't visualize any.

“I asked you what was in your inner experience at the moment of the random beep.” His method is designed to catch you off guard, to dig beneath any preconceptions you may have about the inner workings of your brain, and take good measure of the true essence of being. Follow TODAY Health and Wellness on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter "One Small Thing" for easy tips to improve your life every weekday. Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app. It is really complex and changes all the time” – Elena, “God, it must be so annoying to have words in your head!” says Charlie, a 28-year-old social media manager. I have aphantasia, so.. blank mind. Can those people without the internal monologue even formulate these questions in their mind? If they can, how does it happen if they don’t “hear” their voice?, “I feel like language limits,” says Annabel, a 29-year-old marketing campaign manager who works in London, and who believes she thinks outside of the ‘textual realm’. I asked her if she could have a conversation with herself in her head and she looked at me funny like I was the weird one in this situation. You think that's weird? I think that being able to do this is like lucid dreaming.

I'll tell you how I started to talk with myself. By submitting email you agree to get Bored Panda newsletter. I have dreams occasionally, and they are vivid, with people I know. You can read more about it and change your preferences, Get the best of Bored Panda in your inbox. i sing songs in my head too. It becomes your art. Throughout his years in Bored Panda, over 235 million people have read the posts he's written, which is probably more than he could count to. I think it is all mistaken.”. But, for most people, hearing a voice, even if they believe it is divine, isn’t a sign that anything’s wrong. This is terrifying and intriguing in equal measure. When I was younger I had dreams. In fact it's normal, it is how the brain computes or processes data, its also how your body builds up a defense mechanism sometimes by giving yourself warnings. Yes, the brain is a complex organism, and consciousness is difficult to pin down to any singular coherent definition, but the idea that you are somehow not in control of your own thoughts, that they wash over you in forms that you don’t truly recognise – and that this is essentially occurring all the time – is unsettling. It just blew my mind.”.