Semantic Satiation: what happens when you say a word for so long that it loses its meaning

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Semantic Satiation: what happens when you say a word for so long that it loses its meaning

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Semantic Satiation: Repeating a Word Until Its Meaning Disappears

Semantic satiation (also semantic saturation) is a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who then perceives the speech as repeated meaningless sounds.

Semantic satiation (also semantic saturation) is a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who then perceives the speech as repeated meaningless sounds.

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Semantic Satiation: Repeating a Word Until Its Meaning Disappears

Semantic satiation (also semantic saturation) is a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who then perceives the speech as...

Semantic satiation (also semantic saturation) is a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who then perceives the speech as...

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