Psych Central

Déjà Entendu

By Renée Grinnell

A false sense of familiarity upon hearing something new. The term means “already heard” in French.

Example: A new song on the radio seems strangely familiar; subsequent research shows it to be unrelated to anything you’ve heard before.

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 11 Oct 2008


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