Well, I think ill reserve comment for now, until I think about this some more. But, I have a question for you.
When I read or simply sit and think there is an inner monologue, which is essentially speech; I assume this is common to almost everyone. If a person were born deaf, they could not have an inner monologue. What would the nature of their thinking be, visual? :perplexed:
The question is: "How do you experience thought? Is it in words, symbols, music or some other sensation?"
Personally, I do think in words, in fact the language I think in will vary according to the stimulus and subject matter. As a "Bi-lingual" whose first exposure to the art of cooking happened while I was living in France, when I think of "cuisine", I think in French and sometimes in Italian but when I think about Philosophy and science my thoughts are in English. If "our thoughts are not in language":devilish:, am I hallucinating?