The Silent Mind
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‘Today I found out that not everyone has an internal monologue, and it’s ruined my day.’

A little while ago this blog post went viral, triggering an intense online debate.

Why do some people have loud, intrusive voices running in their head seemingly all the time, and others a totally ‘silent mind’? Psychologist and author Professor Charles Fernyhough finds out what it’s like to have no inner speech, and asks – why are we often totally wrong about what’s going on inside our own heads?

My BBC Radio 4 documentary ‘The Silent Mind’ is now available here.