Does your brain go faster than your mouth/hands?



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ToadOfSteel
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27 Nov 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?



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27 Nov 2007, 9:59 am

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



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27 Nov 2007, 10:09 am

Yes, I experience the same thing.



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27 Nov 2007, 11:04 am

I experience that, as well.


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27 Nov 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.



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27 Nov 2007, 12:11 pm

Absolutely!


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27 Nov 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.



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27 Nov 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.



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27 Nov 2007, 2:30 pm

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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.



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27 Nov 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.


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27 Nov 2007, 2:46 pm

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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?



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27 Nov 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.

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27 Nov 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



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27 Nov 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.



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27 Nov 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.


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