Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: Words losing meaning suddenly
Posted by justfoundout on May 09 2010 04:17 PM
I do know what you're talking about. I've been trying to remember 'when' and 'under what circumstances' that happened to me. I may yet remember,... but most of all,... it has happened to me at least on one occassion. When it happened, it really wasn't about whether it was an 'arbitrary' word, a 'noun', or a 'verb'. It was a 'blankness', so that the highest IQ on earth wouldn't have caused the symbols to have 'meaning'. I think that it was on some occassion when I was just really, really tired.
I'd seen the James Garner movie "Heartsounds" (1984), containing a scene in which, after illness, he realizes that he can't read an analog clock. He 'sees' the clock, but he can't make any 'sense' out of it.
I tried unsuccessfully, just now, to find a link where you could watch that movie 'for free' and with no strings attached, but couldn't find one. I know that it's not 'exactly' what you are talking about, but it was a good movie, nevertheless. - jus'