Jamais Vu

13 04 2008

Here’s a fun little list of brain oddities.  I remember as a kid my brother and I used to fuck with our heads by saying the same thing over and over again, say for a minute or so, until the phrase seemed so ridiculous that it no longer felt real – it would take on an alien, unrecognizable sense.  Try it yourself – pick a word, or a phrase, anything that makes sense to you at the moment.  Repeat it to yourself at a comfortable pace over a period of a minute or so.  It will shortly seem absurd.

2 responses to “Jamais Vu”
14 04 2008
Jay (14:57:26) :

Nice!!!! So we were actually experiencing brain fatigue? Seems unlikely that a word would tire the brain so quickly. Does it just make it obsolete after 30 times in 60 seconds? Kinda like the brain saying:

ok dbag you can cut the crap now. This ain’t funny so I am going to pretend that this is not a word so you will be quiet and let me deal with the important stuff…

LOL, sounds like the brain needs a faster CPU (or increased L2) in this situation but highly unlikely.

14 04 2008
Jay (14:57:26) :

Nice!!!! So we were actually experiencing brain fatigue? Seems unlikely that a word would tire the brain so quickly. Does it just make it obsolete after 30 times in 60 seconds? Kinda like the brain saying:

ok dbag you can cut the crap now. This ain’t funny so I am going to pretend that this is not a word so you will be quiet and let me deal with the important stuff…

LOL, sounds like the brain needs a faster CPU (or increased L2) in this situation but highly unlikely.

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