Cryptomnesia

This happens a fair bit on Threadless, but I didn't realise it had a name until today


Cryptomnesia occurs when a forgotten memory returns without it being recognised as such by the subject, who believes it is something new and original. It is a memory bias whereby a person may falsely recall generating a thought, an idea, a song, or a joke, not deliberately engaging in plagiarism but rather experiencing a memory as if it were a new inspiration.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptomnesia

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soloyo
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that's a strange name for it

spacesick
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yeah dude I made this same blog last year

spacesick
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wakka wakka

taz-pie

hey hey it's dan

spacesick
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awww. same to you dan!

Goldendust

I know this has happened to me before.

jeffreyg
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is this the same as deja vu then?

taz-pie

collective consciousness

Musarter
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I am sure I have done this. Not so much here on Threadless but more so in my everyday design work.

toopersent
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Sounds like a good title to the Inception sequel

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