Jamais Entendu

Jamais entendu (meaning "never heard" in French) describes the sensation of unfamiliarity with a sound that should be recognized. It is an illusion that makes a familiar sound seem unidentifiable. This can be a symptom of epileptic syndromes. An example would be a person who hears their mother calling for them in another room and her familiar voice seeming alien and unrecognizable.

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