- Most of the thoughts are either verbalized, visualized, or acted upon.
- Neither verbalization nor visualization are essential to understanding the thought. When you start verbalizing a thought, you already know how it’ll end.
- Verbalization can be either internal or out loud.
- Thought can go along with an action (though if you observe closely, you don’t know how and when exactly you perform the action).
Verbalization/visualization is probably to activate the language/image processing parts of the brain(?)
- From Weinschenk2011: the visual cortex is more active when we’re imagining a thing than when we actually perceive it.
- Thoughts are kinda discrete.