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Inner speech

Inner speech – the silent conversation in the head that many of us report – is an area of research that has grown significantly in recent years. It is also an aspect of cognitive neuroscience in which the need to improve methods for assessing subjective experience is particularly pressing. Our work at CRIE focuses on improving scientific understanding of how different forms of inner speech map onto different cognitive and emotional functions, along with methods for integrating more detailed qualitative data on inner speech phenomenology with neuroscientific data. 

Read a New Yorker feature on Charles Fernyhough's book on the topic, The Voices Within

With Anna Borghi, Charles recently reviewed the latest research on the topic for the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences

Read Charles's article on inner speech for Scientific American

Cartoon of a head