New Research Says People Who Talk To Themselves Aren't Crazy, They're Actually Geniuses
People tend to tease folks who talk to themselves as being weird or crazy, but that may not be the case. In a study published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Gary Lupya and Daniel Swigley, both psychologists, think talking to yourself is beneficial.
In their experiment, Swigley and Lupya gave 20 people the name of an object and were told to find it in a supermarket. During the first trial, participants were bound to silence.
In the second, they were told to repeat the name of the object until they found it. Naturally, the subjects not bound to silence found the items sooner than those bound to silence.