'Inner Speech: What is it, and What's it For?'

Location
Frankland 309b
Category
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Dates
Tuesday 19th January 2016 (13:00-14:00)
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Part of the Social Cognitive Neuroscience and Development Group Seminar Series

Speaker: Ben Alderson-Day

Abstract:
Inner speech - or the experience to talking silently to oneself - is an intuitively familiar concept. While usually associated with developmental psychology, inner speech has also been a topic of study for cognitive psychologists, psycholinguists, and psychopathologists. For as long as it has been investigated, strong claims have been made about the nature and purpose of inner speech. But what evidence do we have for such claims? My talk will aim to answer this question by exploring what we currently do and don’t know about inner speech, in all its potential forms.