Does talking to yourself make you a total wacko, or just a brilliant fucking genius?

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Talking to yourself, does it prove that you in fact are smart or just an odd and total wacko case?

According to a study in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, shows that people who talk to them selves are proven to be very smart in the most cases. Psychologists Daniel Swigley and Gary Lupya hypothesized that talking to yourself was actually beneficial.

In one experiment, they gave 20 people the name of an object (like an apple), which they were told to find in the supermarket. During the first set of trials, the participants were bound to silence. In the second set, they repeated the object’s name out loud as they looked for it in the store.

Test subjects found the object with greater ease when they spoke to themselves while searching. Saying things out loud sparks memory. It solidifies the end game and makes it tangible.