i mean you're thinking in words right now aren't you?

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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 9:12am


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Tue, 01/22/2013 - 10:42pm

they probably think more creativly than we ever could. if you've ever meditated you know that feeling of a clear mind, one with no words or thought, yet at the same time you're gaining insight towards problems you may have had. and since a baby has no words creating noise in their mind, they may be gaining insight about literally everything they encounter.

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 4:20pm
 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 8:47pm
 
 
Sun, 01/27/2013 - 4:04pm

This.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Id,_ego_and_super-ego

 
 
Wed, 01/23/2013 - 11:19pm

You got me thinking so I looked this up and found a potentially interesting news report. I have yet to watch it.
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50135408n

 
 
Sat, 01/26/2013 - 4:42pm

pretty interesting clip, falls in line with Freudian and Biblical views, that people are inherently bad>

 
 
Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:52am

Theres many highdeas about this but assuming this is genuine heres my response: language is a method of communication in which only people who understand that dialect can understand. We invented language as a tool. Whenever you forget the word for something, your brain knows exactly what it is but the word isnt there. You are always thinking without language. Its only when you are close to speaking it or writing it that the sentences instantly formulate in your head to make you ask yourself that question.

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:52am
trippy. Says:

The language that babies speak in could be communicated through facial expressions, tone of voice, and not necessary any alphabetical art. They could still understand when mom and dad are happy, they can understand when they are uncomfortable, and they use cries to communicate, but that doesn't mean that they have to linguistically comprehend their situation.

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 2:51pm
 
 
Sat, 01/26/2013 - 12:25pm

have you ever seen twins play together when they're real young? they interact and communicate without any words, its just facial expressions, tones, hand and body gestures. for example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JmA2ClUvUY

just imagine what they're talking about haha

 
 
Sat, 01/26/2013 - 3:15pm
trippy. Says:

That video is the best to watch when you've got a good giggle blog going on, hahah yeeees

 
 
Thu, 01/24/2013 - 8:51pm

words are only a small fraction of how we can think. I know when I'm really high I don't think in real words, but rather ideas.

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:04pm

But we couldnt have had any "ideas' without some mental constructs of the idea itself,,,
ER,,
Highdea right>

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 8:31pm

Of course, but our brains don't just toss letters around, they send chemical signals and the like. We just start associating words and sentences with those signals. I don't know how to fully explain it. Brains are just one of those things..

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 6:40am

they would think but it'd be a different language, they are like foreigners that we must teach our own language

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 7:49am

You know when you know something but you just cant seem to verbalize it? Its like that. We don't think in words, Words are just the method we learn to convert our thoughts into something more solid that can be shared. Sort of like how in math, we call something x to make it a real thing instead of just remembering something's there. Words only make thoughts useable.

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 9:24am

i imagine it's similar to animals, thinking with your sight and smell and stuff. Oh and you have instincts to make the baby cry when it's hungry or something

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:14pm
shutupEmma Says:

Or a blind and deaf person having no concept of the outside world through words or sights

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:24pm
Meghanja Says:

babies are semi-enlightened illiterate beings. haha

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:42pm
Gawillamon Says:

I think without language, people would communicate through thoughts and feelings. Like when people channel spirits, they are getting blocks of information through thoughts and feelings, it just gets translated into whatever language the channeler knows.

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:58pm
DanIsDirty Says:

Shapes, colors, faces, familiar sounds, brighter colors, sharper images in memory. i would assume.

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:48pm
NoPants Says:

Some think infantile amnesia, us not remembering being babies, is because we couldn't put any of it into words. Others think babies are chemically in a way constantly tripping with all that new knowledge and information. Babies are weird.

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:53pm
EdOnGanja Says:

Whoever said stoners weren't intellectual clearly has never been there. This conversation was awesome

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 2:33pm
BrainLazy Says:

surely they'd think in images, like certain images associated with food or sleep

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 2:56pm

There are many theories of child psychology. Most of which give a pretty accurate depiction of how babies possibly think and act. Stop being lazy and research.

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 5:13pm
botwinbig Says:

As an unofficial Psychology joint major, I just upvoted most of the comments lol. There's a lot more to child development than you'd think. You might actually be surprised how well babies can interpret the world, though it's mostly through sensations (mother/father/strangers' voices, colours and shapes, etc.). Interestingly, around the age of 4-5 MONTHS babies can recognize their own name. So language does play a part, though it's not very prevalent until the end of the first year.

 
 
Sat, 01/26/2013 - 2:02am
GetThrowed Says:

^Pretty much. According to Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development, children are in the sensorimotor stage until they start using language to effectively express thoughts, which markes the preoperational stage. The sensorimotor stage lasts from infancy to about age one or two. It is mainly characterized by, as the name indicates, sensations and motor functions. The developing mind at that age is primarily focused on gaining control of their movements, and organizing sensory information into understandable content.

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 7:12pm

I always wondered this and like deaf people how do they think?

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 7:15pm
Poslover69 Says:

Yea im thinking in words. and I aint no baby

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 8:41pm
Norse-27 Says:

Which of course leads to; When the worms eat our brains where will be our memories of the concept of Gods and Afterlives remain?

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 9:50pm

Look at you being on the same page as me,., I was litterally just pondering that topic and related things.

 
 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:52pm
 
 
Sat, 01/26/2013 - 2:26am

they don't know how to process what they are seeing. that's why the simplest thing makes them giggle or laugh or cry. they won't truly begin to process thoughts or experiences until after they learn their language skills. once a human begins to understand their first language, they are then able to form memories and complete thoughts.

 
 
Sat, 01/26/2013 - 6:54am
 
 
Sat, 01/26/2013 - 8:37am

Babies are the most incredible thing on this planet. Did you know we train most innate abilities out of them? Human babies from birth know how to swim. Human babies also have the ability to make any sound, any accent of the human language, sing any note. WE train it out of them, to be like us. I think they percieve everything simply as it is. Colors, shapes, sounds, they learn from us by mimicking us. It really is fascinating. That's why baby einstein stuff is so cool to them. They don't have cognitive understanding such as language until they start naming things and understanding their names.

 
 
Sat, 01/26/2013 - 2:02pm

its crazy how they Learn, to learn things.
before they learn how to count, they have to learn to learn how to do that.
and they learn it all by just chillin.
this doesnt really make sense now that i read it..
but it made sense in my head

 
 
Sat, 01/26/2013 - 3:25pm

That's why when people who speak different languages act, they do so differently, they actually have different mentalities. I think it can form a person, in their own right. It's the language of your SOUL after all, your conscience.

 
 
Sun, 01/27/2013 - 3:06am
 
 
Sun, 01/27/2013 - 3:05am

Maybe that's why we don't have memories from being that small. Maybe since our brains have no way of understanding or identifying anything, (even something as simple as light, for example) the brain cannot recall the item in question. Maybe that's also why some very intelligent people have earlier memories.

 
 
Sun, 01/27/2013 - 4:57am
Penisbutt Says:

Sometimes I think in words, but I also think in feelings and pictures. Maybe babies do something like that, or follow a more instinctual type of behavior

 
 
Sun, 01/27/2013 - 4:29pm

You think in images, not in words. thats all i got

 
 
Sun, 01/27/2013 - 11:00pm

i would half to say it is a impulseive brain type or better described as when you know what you want to say but not how to or it could be that they just barely think till they grow up a bit

 
 
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 9:09am
Dawgt Says:
 
 
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Sun, 02/03/2013 - 12:28am

well, a philosopher, cant really remember which one, presented the theory that all knowledge is innate and we just relearn it, and if that is true, then i would imagine babies would think the same that we do, and the thing that they -have to re-learn is the ability to speak....idk man.

 
 
Sun, 07/14/2013 - 8:23pm
Kenbo1 Says: