Have you ever blanked on a word and said something else?

It may not just be you. Some mild forms of anomia happen as we age, but research finds that lexical recall is not straightforward.

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Show notes


What Is the Tip-of-the-Tongue Phenomenon?

The Science of Thingummyjigs (and Other Words on the Tip of Your Tongue)

Abrams: Tip of the Tongue States Yield Language Insights [$$]

Why your brain just can’t remember that word

This Is Why You Occasionally Forget Words

Psychology suggests that when someone calls you the wrong name, it’s because they love you

What to do when your mind goes blank when giving a speech

Mind-blanking: when the mind goes away

60 Actors Reveal Their Worst Flubbed Lines and Onstage Mishaps

Memory loss: When to seek help


Coming soon.