The the the the induction of jamais vu in the laboratory: word alienation and semantic satiation

  title={The the the the induction of jamais vu in the laboratory: word alienation and semantic satiation},
  author={Chris J A Moulin and Nicolet Louise Hopper Bell and Merita Turunen and Arina Baharin and Akira R. O'Connor},
  pages={933 - 942}
ABSTRACT Jamais vu is a phenomenon operationalised as the opposite of déjà vu, i.e. finding subjectively unfamiliar something that we know to be familiar. We sought to document that the subjective experience of jamais vu can be produced in word alienation tasks, hypothesising that déjà vu and jamais vu are similar experiential memory phenomena. Participants repeatedly copied words until they felt “peculiar”, had completed the task, or had another reason to stop. About two-thirds of all… 
Déjà vu and other dissociative states in memory
The hypothesis is that these experiences are all critical for understanding how subjective states guide the authors' cognitive processing, and as such theories of episodic memory should be able to accommodate this infrequent experience of déjà vu, it is suggested that prescience and presque vu should refer to dissociative states.


Semantic satiation in healthy young and older adults
The discussion focuses on the mechanisms underlying semantic satiation and the implications of age-related changes in these mechanisms.
Déjà Vu Experiences Are Rarely Associated With Pathological Dissociation
It is suggested that déjà vu experiences are unlikely to be core pathological dissociative experiences and best correlated with a model that included age, jamais vu, depersonalization, and precognitive dreams.
Investigating the Role of Assessment Method on Reports of Déjà Vu and Tip-of-the-Tongue States during Standard Recognition Tests
It is suggested that research on subjective experiences should move toward free report assessments, which would potentially reduce the presence of false alarms in experimental work, thereby reducing the overestimation of subjective experiences prevalent in this area of research.
Lapse of Meaning with Visual Fixation
We report in this paper the results of an experimental study of the lapse or falling away of meaning with continuous visual fixation. An investigation similar to our own has already been made by
Ironic effects of compulsive perseveration
The results suggest that the ironic effects of compulsive perseveration are due to interference with spreading of activation, and that perseverative OC-like behaviour produces “semantic satiation” and interferes with the accessibility of meaning.
Repeated checking causes memory distrust.
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Satiation in name and face recognition
Reaction times to a decision based on a repeated name or face were longer following 30 repetitions than following 3 repetitions, indicating that satiation had occurred, andmere visualization over the same time interval did not elicit satiation effects.
Studies which have used various measures of meaningfulness to measure semantic satiation, and in other ways have attempted to test the effects of semantic satiation, are critically evaluated. It is