Did you know some people can’t hear themselves thinking? And it’s not because it’s too noisy.
In fact it’s all down to a process known as internal narration which has left social media users baffled after a Tweet about it went viral.
The post, which has been circulating this week, explains that some people have verbal internal narratives, where they hear their own thoughts as sentences, while others don’t and instead have “abstract, non-verbal thoughts”.
Kyle, who wrote the Tweet, then went on to add that most people aren’t aware that the other type of thinking exists, reports PlymouthLive.
The tweet has now received almost 168,000 likes, while thousands have responding to the post, sharing their shock at the discovery.
One user said: “Wait, so some people don’t have to suffer through the voice in their head going on a constant monologue?? Is that what it means to achieve inner peace?”
Another wrote: “WHAT? I thought everyone heard what they wanted to say before saying it. Maybe it’s what determines speaking speeds. I think people that hear what they’re about to say can speak fast than people who can’t.”
A third was so shocked by what they had learned they simply wrote: “All of a sudden i forgot how to think.”
Another user revealed that they had heard of a similar thing before adding: “A friend of mine has no mental images at all. It’s called antaphantasia and for years he thought when people said “picture in your mind..” that is was just a metaphor.
“We just spent hours comparing memory, dreams, and other brain-related experiences.”