Strange sense of “never seen”

strange sense of "never seen"

If you look at yourself in the mirror for a long time, you will find yourself in the mirror is very strange, or look at a word for a long time you will not recognize it.

This phenomenon is called “Jamais vu” which means “Have never seen” in French. Some scholars use “semantic saturation” to explain you feel unfamiliar when you see familiar objects.

You can understand it as your neural activity is “tired”: If the stimulation repeated in a short time, it may inhibit your neural activity.

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