A study asked people to write ‘door’ 30 times in 60 seconds. After, they doubted that door was a real word!
You might be familiar with déjà vu. Jamais vu is the opposite feeling to it. Jamais vu is when you experience a familiar situation but somehow feels strangely new.
At the International Conference of Memory in Sydney, Chris Moulin of Leeds University asked 92 volunteers to write out ‘door’ 30 times in 60 seconds as part of an experiment.
After they were done, 68% of people showed symptoms of jamais vu, such as beginning to doubt that ‘door’ was a real word. Dr. Moulin believes that it’s because the brain grows fatigued that this phenomenon happens.
Try it out for yourself and let us know in the comments if you ever doubt that ‘door’ is a word!