Does your brain go faster than your mouth/hands?



Page 1 of 3 [ 44 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page:

ToadOfSteel
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:00 pm
Posts: 6716
Location: New Jersey

Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:55 am

Often times, I will be engaged in a conversation, when all of a sudden I will forget what I'm talking about mid-sentence. (This is easier to hide on an internet forum because the post doesn't appear until you hit "submit") I personally think that this happens because my brain thinks about ideas so quickly, that by the time the words are coming out of my mouth, I'm already three ideas ahead of what I'm talking about. If I get far enough ahead, I forget what I was going to say now.

Anyone else experience this?



9CatMom
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:00 pm
Posts: 5893

Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:59 am

Yes. Sometimes I speak well, other times I sound really dumb.



EvilKimEvil
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:00 pm
Posts: 3041

Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:09 am

Yes, I experience the same thing.



CockneyRebel
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:00 pm
Posts: 91457
Location: In a quiet and peaceful garden, where gentle Mick Avory-like Sweet Peas grow.

Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:04 am

I experience that, as well.


_________________
The darling, unworldly Mick Avory with hands like shovels, who wouldn't dare choose to hurt a soul: I'm the cuddly, adorable Kink. Sweet Peas: http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j37/C ... 20Smileys/ Blog: http://ramblingsofasuccessfula


Myrkabah
Sea Gull
Sea Gull

User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:00 pm
Posts: 217

Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:06 am

Yes. This affects both my speech and my handwriting - I simply can't slow my brain down to the speed of my penmanship, so I rush.



wsmac
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:00 pm
Posts: 2904
Location: Humboldt County, Little Blue House on the Hill

Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:11 pm

Absolutely!


_________________
fides solus
===============
LIBRARIES... Hardware stores for the mind


Irulan
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Thu May 17, 2007 7:00 pm
Posts: 3908
Location: Poland

Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:58 pm

The same. I regret that people are unable to communicate telepathically because I always have a feeling that words are somehow crippled, insufficient to express my thought as they really look.



CaptainWill
Emu Egg
Emu Egg

User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:00 pm
Posts: 8

Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:02 pm

Yeah, definitely. I have managed to cover it up somewhat in my speech by slowing things down a bit and using a lot of fillers or repeating what I've just said in a different way to reinforce it, until I remember what I was going to say (this is useful if I'm doing a presentation, but seems a bit weird in 'normal' conversations).

I can't sort out my writing though - I'm constantly thinking way ahead of myself when I'm writing, and sometimes I find that because I've been thinking about a particular word I'm going to write a bit later, I've actually half-written one word and merged it with the word I was thinking about. My handwriting is a terrible mess.



scumsuckingdouchebag
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:00 pm
Posts: 521

Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:30 pm

Quote:
Often times, I will be engaged in a conversation, when all of a sudden I will forget what I'm talking about mid-sentence. (This is easier to hide on an internet forum because the post doesn't appear until you hit "submit") I personally think that this happens because my brain thinks about ideas so quickly, that by the time the words are coming out of my mouth, I'm already three ideas ahead of what I'm talking about. If I get far enough ahead, I forget what I was going to say now.


I'm like that too.

Interesting.



Age1600
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:00 pm
Posts: 2432
Location: New Jersey

Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:34 pm

ToadOfSteel wrote:
Often times, I will be engaged in a conversation, when all of a sudden I will forget what I'm talking about mid-sentence. (This is easier to hide on an internet forum because the post doesn't appear until you hit "submit") I personally think that this happens because my brain thinks about ideas so quickly, that by the time the words are coming out of my mouth, I'm already three ideas ahead of what I'm talking about. If I get far enough ahead, I forget what I was going to say now.

Anyone else experience this?


omgosh yes this happens to me all the time, just yesterday i was ordering something at restaurant in the middle of my sentence i just lost everything, i literally just walked away lol, luckily my nt bf was right there to save the day. I have so many problems talking due to my brain just going to fast, its like i was just want to go inside my head and biatch slap my brain and say "slooow down, jeez" haha.


_________________
Being Normal Is Vastly Overrated :wall:


zghost
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:00 pm
Posts: 1474
Location: Southeast Texas

Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:46 pm

Quote:
Yes. This affects both my speech and my handwriting - I simply can't slow my brain down to the speed of my penmanship, so I rush.

I think of some "brilliant" thing, scrawl it down as fast as possible, and later try to figure out what the hell I wrote, it's just scratch. Usually I can make out enough to remind me what it was, but not always. Oh well.
But then, my handwriting's pretty bad under any circumstances.
I do it in speach too. Where'd my thought go?



LiendaBalla
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:00 pm
Posts: 2857

Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:58 pm

To answer your question (the title), I must say "Oh heck yes". I think way too many things at once, that's for sure. That's always been a problem with me. At the least, I can sort of claim that up to five ideas or concerns will pop into my mind at once. At the same time, I have to be figureing out what to say, and say it right then while all these ideas are interfering my speach process.

In writing, my brain doesn't do this as much, but I often get to saying things that look like something completly different than what I'm trying to get people understand. That's obvious enough. 'sigh' Don't know how to fix that problem yet, but I'm working on it mentaly. I feel that Aspergers is causeing these issues with me. Yep, I sure do.

(And that is one reason I really, really don't apreciate fighting)



DejaQ
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:00 pm
Posts: 1978
Location: The Silver Devastation

Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:48 pm

Generally when this happens I slow down and start babbling or otherwise slurring my speech. :P

I also hate when I'm writing and have the perfect phrase in my head, then I get distracted and lose it. :x



Adrie
Velociraptor
Velociraptor

User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:00 pm
Posts: 464
Location: California/England

Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:51 pm

9CatMom wrote:
Yes. Sometimes I speak well, other times I sound really dumb.

Me too. That's my main problem in life, I think: I can't express myself clearly! I'm not very articulate and it's true that I often lose my train of thought and end up looking like an idiot... :roll:

Edit: Like others have said, I also slur my words when I'm trying to keep up with my thoughts! LOL.



Last edited by Adrie on Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Kitsy
Supporting Member
Supporting Member

User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:00 pm
Posts: 1015

Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:52 pm

DejaQ wrote:
Generally when this happens I slow down and start babbling or otherwise slurring my speech. :P

I also hate when I'm writing and have the perfect phrase in my head, then I get distracted and lose it. :x


same. If I try to talk as fast as my thoughts, it ends up slurring.

physically it feels like I'm on a delay at times. Mentally, sped up.


_________________
I am the DAN Monster. I have your child. You owe me twenty five thousand dollars.

xx Dan Monster


Display posts from previous:  Sort by  


Page 1 of 3 [ 44 posts ] Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page:




You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum
Jump to: