Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In psychology, subconscious memory; memory exercised by the subliminal self.
- n. psychology The phenomenon of the reappearance of a long-forgotten memory as if it were a new experience
“One trick is called cryptomnesia, or hidden memory.3 A delirious person may suddenly speak in a strange language he apparently never learned.”
“What is called cryptomnesia in one context is known as social learning theory in another.”
“And if it is real, is unconscious copying (or "cryptomnesia" to those who study the phenomenon) preventable?”
“Nevertheless, the phenomenon of "cryptomnesia", of mistakenly treating something one has heard as a memory of one's own experience, is a documented psychological phenomenon.”
“Over the last 20 years, Marsh has designed numerous models for studying cryptomnesia in the lab.”
“Henry Roediger, a memory expert at Washington University in St. Louis, said that cryptomnesia is partially caused by the lopsidedness of our memories: it's easier to remember information than it is to remember its source.”
“This disconnect, coupled with errors in remembering the source of ideas, words, or even whole phrases, may be responsible for cryptomnesia.”
“And just as not knowing one's speed won't save one from a ticket, the fact that unconscious plagiarism isn't outright fraud doesn't make "It was cryptomnesia!" much of an excuse.”
“According to Richard L. Marsh, a professor of cognitive psychology at the University of Georgia and a leading cryptomnesia researcher, Schneider is on the right track.”
“Taking diligent notes, reminding oneself to remember not just a good idea, but also its source, or simply pondering whether the clever phrase that popped into one's head is original, helps fend off cryptomnesia.”
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