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Arthanari Chandrasekaran

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Strange questions that humans have not yet found an answer for!

We all have a unique course of action through out our day. Many of the conversation along with our friends or some that we hear from others talking at times surprise us and gets our brain thinking, but only to later ignore saying this might be beyond human reach. Have you come across any such question through your brain or from others which you think humans have not yet explored or researched or any unanswerable question?

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  • Aug 9 2012: I already saw a similar question here (about babies).
    Mine is more like an alternative version of it.

    "If you are deaf, and were never taught any language (verbal or non-verbal) how do you think?"

    I'm asking because a few months ago, when i started reading books in english, my - what should i call it? - my "inner voice" became an englishman. When i think about abstract things i mostly do it in english now.
    But what about someone who has never heard a word? Or never seen one? How can they "abstract"? What if the person is blind too? (most unlucky person ever)
    You can't think in pictures, you can't think in words you can only think in smells, physical sensations? One silly question.... do you even think?
    • Aug 10 2012: This reminds me of a joke I recently heard that goes "How do you tell a person who is blind, deaf and dumb that he/she has lost his/her mother?". It is quite hard to imagine how their inner selves communicate with them. I want to risk saying that they do not have "a talking" inner self.
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      Aug 10 2012: I think in both pictures and voices. I guess people think in the same was they experience the world.
      http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/07/how-deaf-people-think/
      http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2486/in-what-language-do-deaf-people-think

      So not so strange question after all.
      • Aug 12 2012: thank you for the links :)

        I knew language was important for the mental development, but never thought this much. The analogy of language being the OS of the brain is astounding.
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        Aug 13 2012: That´s ok, but I think about the questions we do not even know they are questions. Maybe one day the easiest thing, known by everybody, will pop up offering new faces, different views, and opening a lot of new questions. I hope it so, if not, life'll be very bored! ;-)
    • Aug 10 2012: it would take time, but their brain would use some neural algorithm/code of their interpurited world, wouldnt they. just as you use memories of captured images or sound persepted to construct your conclusions and inturpereted world. (i am a terrable speller~sorry~). This seems kind-of abstract, but i am just a teenager and haven't realy studied pycology.

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