Our thoughts turn into subvocal speech when that mechanism goes as far as to rouse those muscles to contract, even though that stimulation is usually too weak to generate a voice that anyone could actually hear.
If so, why would schizophrenics happen to notice their subvocal speech while healthy people do not?
This result meant that when the schizophrenics were hearing voices in their heads, their vocal muscles were contracting - they were engaging in subvocal speech.
Subvocal speech is an activation of the vocal muscles even though no voice is heard.
some members of the behaviorist school of psychology regard thinking as subvocal speech
Hardyck and Petrinovich (1969) used electrodes on the outer surface of the throat to detect subvocal speech
during silent reading.
1970) Subvocal speech
and comprehension level as a function of the difficulty level of reading material.
NASA is also working on subvocal speech
recognition - electrodes taped to the neck recognise the signals that your brain sends to your voice box, allowing you to whisper text to your computer.
The reviewers conclude that the auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia appear to be related to a dysfunction of the neuroanatomical networks that are responsible of language production through activation in parallel of the subvocal speech
motor areas and the perception areas for external speech (auditory-linguistic cortex).
But these printed letters, as always, carry with them other kinds of projection, the inward projection of subvocal speech
as we decode them, the outward projection of meaning or reference as we understand them.
Using subvocal speech
recognition software, the nerve signals can be translated into speech.
Memory spans under articulatory suppression would, therefore, provide an indication of factors other than subvocal speech
rate that influence bilingual memory span.