'Inner Speech: What is it, and What's it For?'
- Frankland 309b
- Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Part of the Social Cognitive Neuroscience and Development Group Seminar Series
Speaker: Ben Alderson-Day
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.