Seems like words are used by the brain to generalize and categorize— fine, basically an early example of learning and pattern formation. I would have liked the article to go more into the internal chatter idea, and how people actually think. Is thinking in words faster than thinking in images or emotions? How much of thinking is conscious? What is the most efficient and effective way to think, to communicate?
What’s in a name? The words behind thought via NewScientist