source amnesia


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source amnesia

The inability to recall the origin (source) of the memory of a given event.

source amnesia

Psychology The inability to recall the origin of the memory of a given event. See Jamais vu, False memory, Repressed memory. Cf Déjà vu.
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It is called "source amnesia," and it explains the truism in my business of marketing, media, and crisis management that you never repeat a false allegation while you are answering it.