New Word: Memory

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New Word #100

It’s the 100 post for the “New Word” series, but I don’t have an exciting topic for it. So I choose to list some words for memory.

One Remembers It

reminiscence: A remembrance of the past occurrences.

nostalgia: fond memory of the past

déjà vu: It’s a situation when one feels that one has already seen it somewhere.

Common Memory Distortions

the Mandela effect: It is referring to an occasion when a large number of people believe something happened but actually it didn’t happen.

paramnesia: distorted memory

confabulation: unintentional false memory. It is said this happens each time our brain is puzzled. The brain doesn’t want to say, “I don’t understand.” So the brain creates an explanation which contributes to a false memory.

Memory Illnesses

Alzheimer’s disease: The degeneration of the brain that causes memory loss.

amnesia: loss of memory

athazagoraphobia: fear of forgetting someone or something

Very Good Memory

eidetic: In psychology, this means very vivid memory about something.

Savant Syndrome: a rare condition in which a person, who suffers from developmental disorders, develops amazing memory and other abilities.

Hyperthymesia is an ability that allows people to remember nearly every event of their life with great precision.

9 thoughts on “New Word: Memory

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment. Yes, one hundred new word and I wish I could come up with something more interesting than memory since we all hate memorization in school. LOL. I am glad you like them.

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