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#87 - subwaylegend (06/22/2013) [-]
Animals? What language does deaf people think in?
Animals? What language does deaf people think in?
User avatar #318 to #87 - PoisinSandwich (06/23/2013) [-]
I would think they would think in the language they read in but I dont know because I am not deaf so I dont know how that works out.
#135 to #87 - devout feminist (06/22/2013) [-]
sign language usually or just images of things
#114 to #87 - capslockftw (06/22/2013) [-]
you might've guessed this already.... but actually thoughts are not in any language
you might've guessed this already.... but actually thoughts are not in any language
User avatar #125 to #114 - zaxzwim (06/22/2013) [-]
i don't know about you but i think in english being the main language that i can speak
User avatar #323 to #125 - capslockftw (06/24/2013) [-]
It's really just an illusion
#113 to #87 - devout feminist (06/22/2013) [-]
My deaf friend said he thinks in Sign lol
#195 to #113 - fresighto (06/23/2013) [-]
Yea, most students of sign will think that was occasionally. it gets weird when you start dreaming in sign. It's pretty abstract, really, because you more conceive of the impulse for the motion than the motion. Dreaming is conceptual, not physical, so like just "knowing" a place or thing or situation in a dream, so is the cognition for it.

Secondly.... Not everyone is born PROFOUNDLY deaf. Most can hear something of some pitch. The ones that can't though... yea. The deaf community is actually neat. And the jokes, on average, are both dirty and absolutely hilarious.
#108 to #87 - crazyolitis (06/22/2013) [-]
Another question: do deaf people with schizophrenia also hear voices? If so, in what language?
Another question: do deaf people with schizophrenia also hear voices? If so, in what language?
#266 to #108 - devout feminist (06/23/2013) [-]
Oddly enough, I have a sister who is both deaf and schizophrenic. She has told me me that she hears the voices in her head like she imagines that hearing people would. She doesn't know obviously because she cannot hear. She said that she thinks in sign language, and that is how she distinguishes her thoughts from the voices due to her schizophrenia. Hope that helped. I know all cases aren't the same, that's just what she told me when I asked her.
#129 to #108 - mooghens ONLINE (06/22/2013) [-]
Schizophrenia doesn't automatically mean you hear voices
User avatar #130 to #129 - crazyolitis (06/22/2013) [-]
Well, assuming it is that kind of schizo, what then?
User avatar #134 to #130 - mooghens ONLINE (06/22/2013) [-]
Well from a logical standpoint, if you were born deaf, your mind wouldn't be able emulate a sense you never had, so you wouldn't be able to hear voices. But it could be that you are thinking in abnormal thought patterns that yourself find alien.
#278 to #134 - devout feminist (06/23/2013) [-]
It also depends on whether you're deaf due to ear malfunction or a problem in your brain.
#196 to #134 - fresighto (06/23/2013) [-]
Thumb'd but disagree. I think you could emulate it, because your brain is still wired for it. Now, whether you could recognize it for what it is... different matter entirely. Where does cognition end and perception begin?
#137 to #134 - crazyolitis (06/22/2013) [-]
That's actually pretty neat.
#105 to #87 - UNIQUELOL (06/22/2013) [-]
Derplish.
Derplish.
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