From The experimental induction of depersonalization (DP) and derealization (DR) in panic disorder and nonanxious subjects (Miller, et al., 1994)

DP and DR induction procedures were the following: staring at a dot on the wall, staring in a mirror, and silent repetition of one's name. (Miller et al., 1994)*.

If derealization can be induced by repeating ones own name, I'm wondering if repeating the phrase "I am me" causes derealization as well?

Semantic satiation (also semantic saturation) is a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener" or is it the state of hyper meta-cognition that makes everything seem foreign? Or maybe it's both?

References

Miller, P. P., Brown, T. A., DiNardo, P. A., & Barlow, D. H. (1994). The experimental induction of depersonalization and derealization in panic disorder and nonanxious subjects. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 32(5), 511-519. doi: 10.1016/0005-7967(94)90138-4 pmid: 8042962

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