Are we supposed to believe everything we think?

The voice in our head – is it the real us? Is it our subconscious that speaks to us and knows our true desires?

No, it’s not our subconscious

As early as the 1930s, the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky discovered that our soliloquies – the inner monologues in our head – are accompanied by subtle larynx movements. He then put forward the theory that our inner voice is the internalization of our language, that is, the internalization of our words and sentences.

It was not until 60 years later, in the 1990s, that this was confirmed by neuroscientists. They found that the same areas of the brain are active in internal monologues as in loud speech. However, it is not just one of our personalities that speaks within us, but the whole team.

What does that mean?

It’s probably not the real you that’s speaking to you Our inner voice is more like the radio presenter of our consciousness, who tries to comment and interpret our environment.

Such a moderator can be mistaken and whisper many a mistaken prejudice. A reflection and examination is worthwhile.

You don’t have to believe everything the inner voice says!

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