Ever Repeat A Word Until It Sounds Weird? That’s Semantic Satiation

Ever Repeat A Word Until It Sounds Weird? That’s Semantic Satiation. | @curiositydotcom

“This phenomenon was first described, albeit by a different name, in 1907 by Elizabeth Severance and Margaret Floy Washburn in The American Journal of Psychology: “If a printed word is looked at steadily for some time, it will be found to take on a curiously strange and foreign aspect. This loss of familiarity in its appearance sometimes makes it look like a word in another language, sometimes proceeds further until the word is a mere collection of letters, and occasionally reaches the extreme where the letters themselves look like meaningless marks on the paper.”

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