Paramnesia


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Mar 18 2019 16

Paramnesia is a noun that means a confusion of fact and fantasy. 

Paramnesia is a combination of a Greek word you’re probably already familiar with — Amnesia, meaning ‘loss of memory’ and the prefix ‘para’ which can mean a number of things depending on its context. In this case it means ‘against’ as in ‘against reality.’ Think of the word paranormal as a paramnesia’s second cousin. 

After that weird dream I had last night, I woke up with a weird case of paramnesia. I wasn’t sure if I had actually been chased by a dragon the night before or if that was part of my dream.

Paramnesia is spelled P-A-R-A-M-N-E-S-I-A.