Inner Speech Speaks Volumes About the Brain

Published by the Association for Psychological Science on July 16, 2013. Find published story at Deccan Chronicle, July 17, by clicking here.

” In two experiments, researcher Mark Scott of the University of British Columbia found evidence that a brain signal called corollary discharge — a signal that helps us distinguish the sensory experiences we produce ourselves from those produced by external stimuli — plays an important role in our experiences of internal speech…The findings from the two experiments are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science…Scott speculated that the internal copy of our voice produced by corollary discharge can be generated even when there isn’t any external sound, meaning that the sound we hear when we talk inside our heads is actually the internal prediction of the sound of our own voice…”

Find out more about corollary discharge and how these new studies reveal its connection with the processing of external speech, becoming a potential tool to help us understand many pathological conditions.These new findings can be of most importance to the field of hypnotherapy, since a great part of the work that is proposed through clinical hypnotherapy involves the identifying, observing, listening and/or modifying of such internal speech.

 

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About Anna Pons

Certificat (CPPD), Post Graduat Certificat (PGCert) i Post Graduat Diploma (PGD) en Hipnoteràpia Clínica, London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) i Universitat de West London (UWL)
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