Can we think without using language?

People have been expressing thoughts with language for tens (or maybe hundreds) of thousands of years. This is a hallmark of our species – so much so that scientists once speculated that the ability to language is the key difference between us and other animals. And we wondered about the other’s thoughts since we could talk about them.

“The” penny for your thoughts “issue is, I think, as old as humanity,” Russell Hurlbert, a research psychologist at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who studies how people formulate thoughts, told Live Science. But how do scientists study the relationship between thought and language? And can you think without words?

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