Understanding the Tip-of-the-Tongue Phenomenon 舌先現象への理解

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  • phe·nom·e·non /fəˈnäməˌnän/ noun 1. a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question: "glaciers are unique and interesting natural phenomena" Similar occurrenceeventhappeningfact 2. a remarkable person, thing, or event: "the band was a pop phenomenon just for their sales figures alone" Similar marvelsensationwonderprodigy

    phe・nom・e・non / fəˈnäməˌnän /名詞1.存在または発生することが観察される事実または状況、特に原因または説明が疑わしいもの:「氷河は独特で興味深い自然現象」同様の発生イベント発生事実2.注目に値する人、物、またはイベント:「バンドは彼らの売上高だけのためのポップ現象でした」同様の驚異の驚異の天才

  • certain

  • experience

  • syllable

  • describe

  • positive

  • lead to

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  • A. Older adults

  • B. a definition

  • What did a group of psychologists give to people to see how and why they forget words?


  • C. because they have more years of information saved in their brains


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  • Yes, I had experienced this while chatting with my friends.

  • Yes, I've had a TOT experience. I've tried to remember a specific word, but I couldn't exactly remember what it was. For example, I was talking with someone and when I had to say a particular word, I suddenly couldn't remember the word, and I had to think for a few minutes before I finally remembered it.


  • spe·cif·ic /spəˈsifik/ adjective 1. clearly defined or identified: "increasing the electricity supply only until it met specific development needs" Similar particularspecifiedcertainfixed Opposite general 2. relating to or connected with species or a species: "the differences between them can only be on the specific level"

  • strange /strānj/ adjective 1. unusual or surprising in a way that is unsettling or hard to understand: "children have some strange ideas" Similar unusualoddcuriouspeculiar Opposite ordinaryusualnormalconventional


  • No, I don't believe so. Words can be forgotten by both adults and children.


  • Yes, I think TOT experiences are strange because they can happen at any time. For example, we could be talking with a friend, writing something, or simply reading about something that triggers our memory of the word, but strangely we are unable to say what the word is.


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  • re·duce /rəˈdo͞os/ verb 1. make smaller or less in amount, degree, or size: "the need for businesses to reduce costs" Similar lessenmake lessmake smallerlower

    re・duce / rəˈdo͞os /動詞1.量、程度、またはサイズを小さくしたり小さくしたりする:「企業がコストを削減する必要性」同様のlessenmake lessmake smalllower

  • Yes, I think there are ways to minimize TOT moments. If I temporarily forget a word, I try to use it more often after that. For example, I have noticed that the more I use certain words, the fewer problems I have remembering them.