Psychology | Dominik Mayer – Products, Asia, Productivity

Today I Learned That Not Everyone Has an Internal Monologue and It Has Ruined My Day.  

My day was completely ruined yesterday when I stumbled upon a fun fact that absolutely obliterated my mind. I saw this tweet yesterday that said that not everyone has an internal monologue in their head. All my life, I could hear my voice in my head and speak in full sentences as if I was talking out loud. I thought everyone experienced this, so I did not believe that it could be true at that time.

Multilinguals With Multiple Personalities  

Alice Robb:

It’s surprising, though, that people who are actually fluent in two languages also feel their personality shifting as they switch between languages. Yet researchers have confirmed this: Between 2001 and 2003, linguists Jean-Marc Dewaele and Aneta Pavlenko asked over a thousand bilinguals whether they “feel like a different person” when they speak different langauges. Nearly two-thirds said they did.

My English self is definitely different from my German one.

How Old Are You?

A friend studying psychology started a Skype chat to ask some friends whether they would take part in an experiment. She was looking for people between 23 and 29 years. Here’s one response:

A: (hi)

not 23 - born xx.4.84, you’re a bit too early :D

B: 1984 is ok

A: I see

C: :^)

A: well, then I’m on board :D

C: you are 23 when you’re born April 1984

you’ll be 24 now :^)

A: I see



C: (shake)

A: I had counted with 24 (blush)

I think I better hide…..

Lego for the Cognitive Factory

I just returned from an experiment where I got paid for playing with LEGO Technic. Kind of reminded me of how I spent huge parts of my early christmas holidays… However, the thing today had a serious background: A psychology student wants to find the best way of presenting information to untrained workers. That’ll help to enhance the cognitive factory, another project of the CoTeSys cluster of excellence.