A combination of jamais vu and logomnesia (?) for common, unremarkable words. This happened to me today with the word bungalow ("Is that the right spelling? Maybe -lou? No, that's not right...."). I know others have had the same experience. I wonder how common it is...
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I agree it can be "induced" by overlong staring at a word.
Apr 24, 2010
I used to have this experience with the word school all the time. If I look at any word too long it can happen.
Apr 23, 2010