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2016-01-17 16:09:08 Post No. 7790608
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Any psychologists here? Doesn't have to be, but I'm interested in one word I can't remember.
You know when somebody creates something, for example, composes a piece, or writes a story, and then realizes (or doesn't) that he actually didn't create anything. Instead, he subconsciously pulled it from some part of his memory and just thought how it is truly his work. Here is my example to make it more clear: Some years ago, I was improvising on a piano and made a theme I quite liked. I showed it to my mother and asked her what she thought about it and she said: "Oh, that is that "XY" song by Elvis." This is probably the first time I realized I made something without being aware at all that I heard it somewhere before.
I am quite sure there is a word for this phenomenon, but I can't remember it nor find it. Does anybody know the answer?