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Do you think in pictures or words?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Lawrence, Jun 18, 2015.

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Do you think in pictures or words?

  1. Pretty balanced with both

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  2. Mostly pictures

    41 vote(s)
    40.2%
  3. Mostly words

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    23.5%
  1. Secrets5

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    Words for the dialogue, pictures of the scene.
     
  2. grass

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    I associate numbers and most letters with colors.
     
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    Meh. Neither of those to be honest.

    My head is mostly filled with sounds. Sounds of the words (never the written form) and sound of the dialogue. For example, if I think of a number, I won't think ''66'', but hear ''sixty-six'' (or ''soixante-six'' to be exact).

    This is the reason why I memorize so well when something is said to me but tend to immediately forget it if I read it.
     
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    I think entirely in pictures, and I speak four languages (this, German, Japanese, Slovak). I'm not really sure if there's a connection there but I've found that I learn words wayy faster if I for a word connect the sounds of it in all three languages to one picture. If I try connecting it them all to the english meaning, it makes me rely on English too much. I think?
     
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    Its funny, thinking about how to answer this gave me my answer. I think in both images and words. However, my cognitive process seems to be more focused on words while images are just used to ground a concept into reality. Ex. If im thinking about how to do something most of the actual thought will be by words. Once I have created some idea, however, i will imagine said idea via imagery.


    I feel like i made that seem to complex.
     
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    Mostly if not solely pictures. That's how i'm like one of the few who have most of the produce (and such) UPC's memorized at work as a cashier at my local grocery store haha. Remembering the picture of the fruit with the number written below it from the packet of codes just came easily to me after a while.

    Its complicated though because i have a poor working short term memory for some reason, and in order to remember to do something sometimes i have to do something extra to help cement it in my memory. Like say it aloud, write it down, or if its something at work like to remember to clean a specific register on self check i'll just tap the machine twice with my hand. Odd but it works.
     
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    I think about & visualize things mostly in pictures...I'm a pretty visual person, and I have a vivid imagination, but I'm also good with words. It makes writing & storytelling come pretty easily for me...I guess that's why I love writing so much lol.
     
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    A balanced mix of both.

    One of my best friends, however, has a condition that makes it difficult to remember places and people, and they tend to blend together. Because of this, she thinks and remembers things in colors instead.
     
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    i process things in text a lot of the time and then "translate" it into images in my mind. i think of words as symbols, which is how they become images in my brain.

    although, if i'm trying to find a word, then i run through a catalog of words in my brain, so that's mostly text. otherwise, mostly images.
     
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    It depends: when I think about m own stuff, i think in words mostly, but when I daydream (yes i do it in various moments of the day :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:) i mostly think in pictures.