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Talking to yourself helps you focus

Posted on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 | Comment icon 30 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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By Offeiriad, Staff News Writer

Don't shy away from people who talk to themselves, they're just trying to focus on something important.

Talking to yourself has long been considered by some to be a sign of madness, but a new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has determined that children who speak aloud when working through a task seem able to concentrate better. Similarly in adults, repeating the name of an object that you've lost can help you to remember where it is.

"Saying a word helps focus the mind on something people are looking for - and it works more effectively than seeing a written description."

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Comment icon #21 Posted by _Only on 8 May, 2012, 17:30
Heh. I know what you mean. The only issue comes when you doubt yourself. "Will this work?" "Hmm, yeah, I think it should work nicely." "But what if (...) happens?" "Well, I could just (...)." "Oh, that should work. Definitely ... Definitely maybe ... Maybe ... Hmmm." "It'll work."
Comment icon #22 Posted by keninsc on 9 May, 2012, 0:14
Yep, that's me.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Princess Tumbleweed on 16 May, 2012, 5:58
I talk to myself when I have several things to do and I list them out loud..SOooo they are saying it makes it easy to find something if you say it out loud? -------says out loud, winning lottery ticket
Comment icon #24 Posted by Orcseeker on 17 May, 2012, 2:17
Yeah I usually do this when performing tasks like what I've done and need to do and how I'm supposed to do it. It does help.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Erudite Celt on 27 May, 2012, 20:50
Talking to yourself may help you focus, but not those sitting around you in the office!
Comment icon #26 Posted by Requal on 27 July, 2012, 8:35
Funniest thing was that I sat in the trainstation and someone was calling and talking and laughing on the phone. Then all of a sudden his phone rang and I was like... "Wasn't he on the phone already?" Since he laughed out loud while all of a sudden his phone rang. Is this madness or was he just that lonelely that he decided to "act" a call with actually noone. Since after the phone rang and he picked up I could actually hear a voice over his telephone and previously I could not since the room we were sitting in was really quiet and isolated to isolate the noise of the t... [More]
Comment icon #27 Posted by Lrak on 27 July, 2012, 8:37
I talk to myself, and I have ADD.
Comment icon #28 Posted by diablo_04 on 27 July, 2012, 12:40
Just yesterday i have that question on my psychological testing and assessment, Do I talk to my self, and other weird questions like do you have nightmares and etc.
Comment icon #29 Posted by Pulsar_J on 27 July, 2012, 23:48
hmmmm, interesting!

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