"I-It's on the tip of my tongue!"
Kindall Brijalba & Lauren Perez
Why We Chose This
Research & Psychologist
The tip of the tongue phenomenon was first described in William James' The Principles of Psychology as a psychological phenomenon. This is a strong feeling that you are going to experience in an epiphany. The feeling of Presque Vu can be very distracting or disorienting. Sigmund Freud also discussed the unconscious impulses that might cause us to forget unfamiliar words. Roger Brown and David McNeill did the first empirical research on Presque Vu in 1966 which was undertaken by Harvard.