** The Voices Within by Charles Fernyhough

The Voices Within: The History and Science of How We Talk to Ourselves covers a variety of studies on how our inner voices can help us, scare us, or hinder us, and how they can veer towards abnormal visions and hallucinations. The book felt a little disjointed to me, one chapter about the creative process, one about deaf people, one about schizophrenia. My favorite part was the description of how children talk to themselves more, and out loud, when facing difficulties. Funny!

 

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