When reading a book it turns out that there are people who can hear "voice" in the head and people who can not hear it

ByStephen Poff

Even though reading a sentence such as a book, the survey revealed that the person who can hear the "voice" to read the sentence in the head even if silent without reading it out accounts for more than 80% It was. Regarding "inner voice during reading", it is a field that little research has been done so far and it is expected to be useful for research on hallucination disorders.

Inner reading voices: An over overlooked form of inner speech - Psychosis - Volume 8, Issue 1

BPS Research Digest: You hear a voice in your head when you're reading, right?

To investigate "whether the voice to read sentences during reading is heard in the head", the largest Q & A site in the English-speaking world "Yahoo AnswersThe question posted on "was used. According to Ruvanee Vilhaue of New York University who investigated, Yahoo Answers posted 24 questions about the voice heard during reading from 24 to 2014, and a total of 136 responses were received He said that he was.

When Vilhaue analyzed all the questions and answers, it turned out that 82.5% of users claimed to be "inner voice during reading." 10.6% of users disputed that "I can not hear inner voice", 13% of the users who answered that they can hear voices are heard by factors such as how much they are interested in the content of the book He seems to have said that there are times when he can not hear.

ByErik Schepers

Also, at Yahoo Answers, "Whether the voice of the inner voice during reading is constant or not" is also controversial, and those who say "There are various voice colors" are the characters of the book, the sending of letters and mail Answer that voice tone will change depending on the person. The user who answered "the voice tone is the same every time" said that he answered that pitch and tone are slightly different with a voice tone similar to his voice. Some people responded that the sounds heard in the head and the voices heard during reading were exactly the same when considering things from everyday.

Furthermore, there are users who have posted that "Users can freely manipulate voice tone" or "You feel distracted by inner voice, sometimes feels vocal at times." Mr. Vilhauer presumes that the condition that can not normally discriminate the inner voice during reading or thought is "hallucination symptom", and the medical journal "dealing with psychology and psychotherapy"PsychosisI am contributing a paper to.


According to Mr. Vilhauer, little research on the inner voice during reading has been done so far. It is because Virhauer guesses that "People who can hear inner voice and people who can not hear it think that their condition is natural," respectively. In addition, British psychology research groupBritish Psychological SocietyArgued that the conclusion that over 80% of people are listening to inner voice during reading is uncertain as the survey conducted in this paper does not follow the customary investigation method " It is.

In the field of developmental psychology, it is said that it is around 9 to 10 years old to be able to think things abstractly by themselves in the head, but free play and conversation in early childhood are abstract It is thought to be the basis of thinking thoughtfully. The phenomenon that sudden learning does not progress suddenly due to lack of experience in early childhood is called "9 year old pass" or "10 year old wall", especially hearing impaired children after 10 years of age Learning becomes difficult, it is described in detail in the following books.

What is the child's "10 year old wall"? Developmental psychology for getting over (Kobunsha Shinsho) | Watanabe Yayoi | book | Amazon.co.jp

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