Donoghue: If you are ever reading out loud, there is a time lag – your reading is about 2 words behind the uttering of the word, and as long as there is a time lag, you have a moment of silent reading. Do you hear a little voice in your head when you read silently?
Donoghue: Most people do. They also often move their lips as well, especially when trying to absorb difficult material.
Let me pull out the essential part of that: "Do you hear a little voice in your head when you read silently?" "Yes." "Most people do."
What the everlasting fuck? I've never heard a voice in my head while reading, and never even considered that anyone might. Is this actually a real thing? Am I some sort of weird outlier because I actually read instead of listen to things?
You know what -- this calls for a poll. Folks, let me know if I'm crazy or not:
If you have any trouble using the poll as an embed, this link should take you to cast your vote, and this one should link to the results.
Edit: I thought this poll would show results within the widget, but the "Results" button opens a new window on the host's site. I guess that's what happens when you use free web content without investigating too closely. Anyway, if you're having trouble seeing results, check your pop-up blocker.