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How Talking to Yourself Can Boost Productivity
People Who Talk to Themselves Found to be More Productive
In an experiment published in 2012 by the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, professors Gary Lupyan and Daniel Swingley asked volunteers to find a picture of a banana among a pile of photos of various objects. Half were told to repeat the word “banana” aloud while searching, and the other half were instructed to remain silent during the process. Those who were talking to themselves outloud found the banana a bit faster than those who didn’t, the researchers reported.