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  1. Extremely entertaining and at the same time quite difficult to study the question you have. In general, by default, our thinking is “picture thinking” with a very strong degree of associativity. When someone says “dog”, people usually represent some kind of their own (known dog), and not the Euler circle with many dogs or the definition of “dog is a genus + species difference”.

    But what to understand by ” think in words?”. Many poets think in words-specifically in their sound. Like Mandelstam, who finds amazing analogies through phonetics (“a quote is a cicada…”). But it's still the same analogy. Words can also be understood as concepts. To think in concepts, you need to train your mind with logic. So that the analogies are replaced by natural necessary connections. Conceptual thinking is strictly consistent and abstracted from specifics. That's the difference.

  2. We have five perceptual organs that collect sensory data about things and events, and from this data an image is formed in the mind, which is stored in memory and reproduced in consciousness whenever we encounter something similar in our environment. The brain of an animal works on the same principle.

    But what distinguishes us from an animal is our speech ability. From early childhood, we learn a grammatically organized language from our immediate environment, by means of which we can report on our feelings, combine definitions in our minds, build causal relationships from them, and also produce commands to action.

    The tool of thinking is only the language with which we categorize our images, store them in memory, and reproduce them when necessary in logical thinking.

    Imagination becomes possible only through the presence of speech ability, since the grammatical constructions of language are blind to what verbs, nouns and adjectives we combine in a sentence – the main thing is that they are there; thanks to this, we can “fly in the clouds”, “burn with shame”, “melt when we hear kind words”. And if we let go of the immediate reality, then we give our minds the freedom to build new worlds and put our heroes there.

  3. All people on Earth think in, basically, words since you have information in words and you express all your thoughts, the same in words. It is accessible and understandable. Thinking in images is much more difficult, and the difficulty lies in the fact that you get information in images, and they still need to be solved, what they tell you. You can also express your thoughts in images, but this is much more difficult. Most often think in images you get information in a dream and they need to be solved, and they are most often prophetic. With respect.

  4. These are not two processes, but one. A smart person discards mind-images, dissolving into a sequence of letters. The intelligent discards mind-words, dissolving into combinations of sounds. The use of a word-image in one thought contradicts the tasks of evolution. Therefore, modern man must think in words.

  5. What is a thought?

    How can we do without this definition? No, of course not!

    So thought is “the action of the mind, of the mind, of the understanding. The final or intermediate product of thinking. A thought is also sometimes referred to as something expressed in the form of a visual image, sound, phrase or sensation, expressed aloud as an assumption, consideration, reasoning or hypothesis. “(from the dictionary)

    Did it help?

    I'm sure not, maybe even more misleading 🙂

    Well, that's fine.

    There is no single definition of thought, that is, it is not clear to people how a thought is formed, what it is formed by, and why it is formed.

    This was dealt with.

    Now with the fact that there are two ways of thinking-thinking in words, symbols, numbers and images.

    A person cannot use these two ways of thinking separately, because they are formed simultaneously.

    It would be desirable to introduce some more clarification – this idea is for actual use or for external use.

    For their own use, thoughts are most often figurative and are aimed at maintaining a person's deviation from who they really are. But it seems to me that this consideration should be left aside for the given question.

    The external application is easier to understand.

    • management, instructions, and explanations, if there are SPECIFICS, are most often made using words, symbols, and numbers, where possible.
    • the same thing, where there is nothing that can be clarified with words, symbols or numbers, people resort to images – a tree like this, from it in the direction of the monument, which is on the right hand of the fountain, and so on.

    However, the use of imaginative thinking provides managers with good opportunities, that is, not only specifics, but also a certain area in which to act and achieve a goal that does not yet have specific indicators.

    But is it possible to compare the difficulties in the perception of words and images?

    Words are more familiar and specific, while images are subject to complex explanations, even for people who are ready for imaginative thinking.

  6. Thinking in words is a physical and open process. And thinking in images is already a secret and spiritual process, one might say Divine. Only it is controlled and the negative can be punished.

  7. We think in words mostly.Since childhood, every word is associated with some way.This chain is embedded in the cerebral cortex.Image-name of the image, smell of the image…..Over the course of a lifetime,the chains grow ,and the number of images increases…The senses of touch work, etc.But the modern world uses human perception organs for misinformation to its advantage….programming attitudes to actions ,images, using a false, distorted image representation…..There is also the human subconscious mind, where only the image-picture works.It takes time and a lot of effort to get there..each your action and word should be presented figuratively…But, for the full effect, you need to block the cortex of the brain, where information is stored, as a product of the next system's recovery, that is,turn off your animal principle.The subconscious mind is directly connected to the universal information field..where the true knowledge about good and evil,about all events and the future is stored.And where there is a divine principle.When a person can turn off his primitive organs of receiving information and go out, through the developed subconscious, to the universal mind, then he returns to Eden…..where the first people did not think about what is good and evil,but lived without bothering ,under the care of God….

  8. An “image” is an image (description) of something/someone expressed by any “pictorial means”.

    In other words, this is also an image (image), only made in a “different format”. Images are easily “translated” by the brain from one format to another (as from one language of communication to another).

    Have you probably seen in movies how a verbal description of a criminal is compiled, according to which an artist or special program then draws his “portrait”?

    In the course of life, our brain learns to work with any primary images of reality (generated by our “sense organs”). + with mental images (the ideas formed by him about the primary images of reality).

    Preference for certain “visual means” in thinking is determined by the field of activity that our brain is most often engaged in in life (this allows the brain to reduce the work of “translating” image formats into one format).

    Composers often think in terms of “musical images,” artists often think in terms of artistic images, and sex lovers often think in terms of sexual images.

    In childhood, we almost all have beautiful dreams (we think in primary images = “real pictures”), and as we live, such magical dreams become less frequent (because we do not perceive” verbal dreams ” as dreams when we wake up).

    So there are no fundamental differences between thinking in images of different formats (words, pictures, sound…). It's a matter of taste and habit.

    There is a fundamental difference only in the priority in thinking between primary images (casts of reality) and secondary (mental representations of these casts). But this is a separate and very difficult topic.

  9. Cognitiveness of course. Words – letters. Images are a three-dimensional perception of what exists… We put letters on images – complete dementia, alzheimer's and other brain joys…

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