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Inner Speech

  • By: Charles Fernyhough
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

When asked to reflect on their subjective experience, people often report that it involves a voice or voices speaking internally. Inner speech (also called verbal thinking, covert self-talk, internal monologue, and internal dialogue) has been proposed to develop in childhood through ...