Jamais Entendu

By Renée Grinnell

A false sense of unfamiliarity towards a certain sound. Literally means “never heard” in French.

Example: A mother hears a baby crying in the next room, but only after a few minutes does she recognize that in fact these are the cries of her own child.

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 22 Oct 2008