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Old 07-26-2011, 09:22 AM   #10
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Re: Do you think in words or pictures?

I think in words, mostly. I have a running narrative in my head all day, but I am apt to daydream. When I read, I visualize the story, the people, what's happening. When I remember the book, I remember the pictures it evoked for me. Actually, there are certain abstract concepts that i think of in pictures, such as the days of the week and months of the year. Each has a color. Numbers and letters have colors too. It sounds like the original poster has a bit of synesthesia (sp), as s/he was saying s/he see words as images. A lot of people have this ability to some degree. The idea of thinking in pictures in facinating to me. I can't really imagine it, as I talk to myself all the time. Pictures might be nice for a change, as sometimes I wish I'd just shut up :-)