Oblivious rapid speech?
November 5, 2011 1:31 PM Subscribe
Name this condition: Rapid speech that the speaker is not aware of or perceives to be at "normal" speed.
posted by ferdinand.bardamu to Science & Nature (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I think I heard about a name for this condition on RadioLab but I'm not getting any results. This isn't cluttering or mania-induced tachylalia but simply someone who speaks rapidly without realizing it as he perceives his speech to be at the same rate as that of others. Conscious attempts to slow down are only marginally effective as what the speaker hears of himself sounds ridiculously slow at truly "normal" speeds so he inevitably speeds up again.