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Question about telepathy.

Asked by rojo (14584 points ) September 23rd, 2012

If someone “spoke” to you telepathically, would they have an accent? If you telepathically “spoke” to someone in, say, Sweden. Would they hear you in English or Swedish?

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MilkyWay's avatar

I’m no specialist on the subject, but telepathy is to do with the brain and signals.
If someone were to talk to you, in an accent or even a different language, then your brain would pick up those telepathic signals and convert them to English (or whatever language you speak) without any accent.

zenvelo's avatar

I think if someone spoke to me telepathically I would hear it in their voice, including accent.

ragingloli's avatar

Uh, You know it is not real, right?

marinelife's avatar

No accent. In your own language.

WestRiverrat's avatar

I think a person would probably get more visual stimulation than audio with true telepathy. If you did not know the source, the audio would be in your voice, but the words you heard would probably be in the language the speaker was using.

Crumpet's avatar

It depends how mentally Ill you are.

filmfann's avatar

The voices in my head sometimes talk in Latin.

wundayatta's avatar

It depends on your theory of telepathy. Some people theorize that there is a basic mind language that is used for telepathy. It is the base on which other things, like language, are based on. But since it doesn’t have the added layer of language and accent, it “sounds” pure. It is thought to thought communication.

Others would say that telepathy is just like language and sound, except without the sound. So it is like speaking, except the instant before the sound emerges, it gets sent to another brain, as if over a telephone that ends in the other persons brain. They “hear” you inside their heads, instead of through their ears.

Anyway, depending on your theory, you would either hear them purely, prior to sound, or it would be just like sound, except without the sound.

Of course, there is absolutely no evidence that either hypothesized form of mental communication exists.

Blackberry's avatar

You can literally make up an answer to this question, lol.

Symbeline's avatar

My guess is that if the person’s voice is merely projected into a person’s brain, it would probably sound like it always does, but only the recipient could hear. I wonder where movies and stuff get that voiced telepathy is always all echo-y.

glacial's avatar

Actually, all telepathy occurs in Greek. If you don’t speak Greek, you will never be able to understand a fellow telepath’s thoughts.

Earthgirl's avatar

If telepathy exists I don’t think it would sound like the sender’s voice at all. It could I suppose, but why would it? The sound of their voice depends on their vocal cords and they aren’t using their vocal cords to communicate. I think the communication would not be like a voice at all. It would be like a thought just appearing in your brain from outside yourself. Somehow you would know it was from outside of yourself and not your own thought. Without having experienced it I cannot say. I have had answers to problems just pop into my brain almost as if someone else had sent them to me though. It’s weird because even though I know it’s coming from inside of me it seems like a gift to receive the answer to a problem or be blessed with an inspiration.

SavoirFaire's avatar

@glacial πᾶσα τέχνη καὶ πᾶσα μέθοδος, ὁμοίως δὲ πρᾶξίς τε καὶ προαίρεσις, ἀγαθοῦ τινὸς ἐφίεσθαι δοκεῖ· διὸ καλῶς ἀπεφήναντο τἀγαθόν, οὗ πάντ᾽ ἐφίεται.

διαφορὰ δέ τις φαίνεται τῶν τελῶν· τὰ μὲν γάρ εἰσιν ἐνέργειαι, τὰ δὲ παρ᾽ αὐτὰς ἔργα τινά. ὧν δ᾽ εἰσὶ τέλη τινὰ παρὰ τὰς πράξεις, ἐν τούτοις βελτίω πέφυκε τῶν ἐνεργειῶν τὰ ἔργα.

πολλῶν δὲ πράξεων οὐσῶν καὶ τεχνῶν καὶ ἐπιστημῶν πολλὰ γίνεται καὶ τὰ τέλη· ἰατρικῆς μὲν γὰρ ὑγίεια, ναυπηγικῆς δὲ πλοῖον, στρατηγικῆς δὲ νίκη, οἰκονομικῆς δὲ πλοῦτος.

ὅσαι δ᾽ εἰσὶ τῶν τοιούτων ὑπὸ μίαν τινὰ δύναμιν, καθάπερ ὑπὸ τὴν ἱππικὴν χαλινοποιικὴ καὶ ὅσαι ἄλλαι τῶν ἱππικῶν ὀργάνων εἰσίν, αὕτη δὲ καὶ πᾶσα πολεμικὴ πρᾶξις ὑπὸ τὴν στρατηγικήν, κατὰ τὸν αὐτὸν δὴ τρόπον ἄλλαι ὑφ᾽ ἑτέρας· ἐν ἁπάσαις δὲ τὰ τῶν ἀρχιτεκτονικῶν τέλη πάντων ἐστὶν αἱρετώτερα τῶν ὑπ᾽ αὐτά· τούτων γὰρ χάριν κἀκεῖνα διώκεται.

διαφέρει δ᾽ οὐδὲν τὰς ἐνεργείας αὐτὰς εἶναι τὰ τέλη τῶν πράξεων ἢ παρὰ ταύτας ἄλλο τι, καθάπερ ἐπὶ τῶν λεχθεισῶν ἐπιστημῶν.

Bill1939's avatar

I imagine that if information was transmitted telepathically, its reception would be limited to something recognizable and therefore would be experienced as familiar. When I believed (rightly or wrongly) that I had telepathic experiences, it was not words or pictures that I perceived, but emotions; telepathic empathy over hundreds of miles.

glacial's avatar

@SavoirFaire Καλή προσπάθεια, αλλά έχετε να σκεφτείτε είναι στην ελληνική γλώσσα.

Sunny2's avatar

Telepathy messages arrive in your own voice, but with a slight echo. Your answers are in your own voice, but with no echo. Otherwise you wouldn’t know which of you was doing the talking. You have to be a little careful, because occasionally someone else will try to interrupt and that really confuses the message. A violet blue light helps.

Shippy's avatar

This question made me think of, people who converse daily in a second language, do they dream in their home language or the second language. I would imagine any voice, would have an accent and different tone, to distinguish it from a thought.

Bill1939's avatar

Debates between me and myself are in my voice. I don’t need a difference in the voicing of a notion’s conflicts. It is not which speaker, but the libretto logically unfolding that is important.

SavoirFaire's avatar

@glacial πάντα σκοπῶ Αριστοτέλη.

glacial's avatar

@SavoirFaire Google Translate έχει τα όριά της.

rojo's avatar

I was actually was able to glean some interesting info from this that I had not considered. Thanks to all, except maybe @ragingloli whom I am thinking bad thought to at this moment. Can y’all hear me @ragingloli ? Do I have an accent?

SavoirFaire's avatar

@glacial I’m not using Google Translate. I’m using ancient Greek, though, which is perhaps the issue.

glacial's avatar

@SavoirFaire I can tell you’re not… but I was. :)

SavoirFaire's avatar

@glacial Ah, now I get it. Yeah, Google Translate won’t get my last message right because the verb form I used isn’t part of modern Greek. Maybe that’s why my telepathy doesn’t work: it only enables me to communicate with the dead.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Intuition the language of dreams is universal, I would think.
Dreams are shown in pictures sometimes.wouldn’t that be universal

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