cryptomnesia


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cryptomnesia

 [krip″tom-ne´zhah]
the recall of memories not recognized as such but thought to be original creations. adj., adj cryptomne´sic.

cryptomnesia

(krip-tom-ne'ze-a) [? + mnesis, memory]
Subconscious memory. Synonym: cryptanamnesia
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After examining possible alternative hypotheses to reincarnation, including fraud, cryptomnesia, racial memory, ESP, and possession, Stevenson concluded that reincarnation is "the most plausible hypothesis for understanding the cases of this series" (1960, p.