People who talk to themselves are often seen as weird and crazy. People normally see people who talk to themselves as mental patients.
According to a study published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, talking to yourself makes your brain work more efficiently.
No wonder the smartest people on earth talk to themselves. Albert Einstein was a genius and he was also known to talk to himself.
To arrive at this conclusion, researchers showed volunteers 20 pictures of various pictures and asked the volunteers to look for a specific one, such as a banana.
Half of the volunteers were asked to remain silent when searching while the other half were asked to repeatedly say what they were looking for out loud to themselves.
The researchers found that self-directed speech helped people find objects more quickly by about 50 to 100 milliseconds.
The researchers found that talking out loud to yourself helps spark memory.
The researchers also found that talking out loud to yourself helps you only when you know what you are looking for.
“Speaking to yourself isn’t always helpful – if you don’t really know what an object looks like, saying its name can have no effect or actually slow you down,” Gary Lupyan, a cognitive psychologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison said. “If, on the other hand, you know that bananas are yellow and have a particular shape, by saying banana, you’re activating these visual properties in the brain to help you find them.”
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