How and why we talk to ourselves.
Let’s do an experiment. Try to remember what was going through your mind right before you began reading. Concentrate on whether your thoughts had the quality of spoken words. If so, what were they saying? Were they dithering over a work email? Shouting out a preference for dinner? I’ve made it difficult for you, of course, because now you’ve had to summon a new voice in order to read. But before you began reading, there might have been another voice
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