When you click the link below, your browser will navigate to an interview with Susan Schaller. She authored the book ‘A Man Without Words‘, a study of a 27-year-old deaf man whom Schaller teaches to sign for the first time.
As much as we are addicted to seeing with our mind in stead of with our eyes, conceptual thinking has been a huge step forward for many members of the animal kingdom. Next, using words that name our concepts are another huge step forward, perhaps shared with dolphins and some apes, without which we would never be able to talk, and write about anything … like ‘mind silence’ :-).
The interview is a lot shorter than the book, and goes deep enough to get into the mind of a person without ‘words’ who experiences the revelation of naming things and sharing thoughts by sign-language.