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Why you can 'hear' words inside your head

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How humans communicate with each other

Humans communicate with sound. It is what permits one brain to talk to another - through words.

However humans can also communicate through a wide variety of modality such as:

  • face and voice signals
  • speech
  • braille
  • facial and body language; and

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The existence of language mainly revolves around the evolution of oral and written communication by humans.

Linguists understand that language is a composition of words and rules of compositions.

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  • Internal - it consists of electrical waves that are the channels for neuronal communication processes.
  • External - it consists of mechanical, acoustic waves of compressed rarefied molecules of air - i.e. sound.

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Physical signal is emitted when one brain talks to another. There is not a single signal that gets lost between exchanges.

The interesting factor in recent studies is that the electrical waves of the internal physical spaces maintain the architecture of their corresponding sound waves in t...

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The experiment for the not-so-novel study of sound emission decoding involved sixteen patients to read linguistic expressions aloud.

The most remarkable information taken during the experiment was that when the patients read the linguistic expressions without emitting a single noise, the s...

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The two known codes – sound waves and electric waves brought about by sound – could be taken advantage of to explore the third one – the electric code generated in the absence of sound – wherein could eventually guide us to a more fruitful understanding of the human languages’ core.

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