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Bluehamster tells us: "This morning I found myself filling my mug not a teabag, but with Shreddies." Tell us of the times when you've convinced yourself that you're losing your marbles.

(, Thu 21 Jul 2011, 12:59)
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I discovered
when i was in school that was able to repeat the words (in my head) people were saying - as they were saying them.

Let me explain.

If i was ever bored in school, the teacher would be standing up next to the blackboard or wherever, speaking out loud. However, as they spoke, I changed from listening to them, to matching the sounds in my head.

God only knows how this works, perhaps my brain actually delays my hearing contiousness so it appears I am speaking the same words as them.

Either way - I used to try and do anything to avoid remembering it, as once I would remember I could do it, my brain would automatically switch to that mode - leaving me unable to listen to what was being said.

It would drive me nuts. :(
(, Wed 27 Jul 2011, 9:38, 1 reply)

I had exactly the same experience. I often sit watching TV and know what they are going to say, as they are saying it.
As you say, it must be something in the brain delaying concious hearing or, as I believe, subconciously extrapolating the sentence structure and determining where it is leading.
Either way, its freaky when it starts happening.

EDIT: This just occured to me. Maybe we aren't simultaneously thinking the words as they speak. Perhaps we are hearing them twice: once as an auditory response, and again immediatly in our concious thought because we are thinking of the conversation.

I'm in a sciency theory mood today incase you couldn't tell :D
(, Wed 27 Jul 2011, 17:17, closed)

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