Cryptomnesia [...]

From Wikipedia:

Cryptomnesia occurs when a forgotten memory returns without it being recognized as such by the subject, who believes it is something new and original. It is a memory bias whereby a person may falsely recall generating a thought, an idea, a song, or a joke, not deliberately engaging in plagiarism but rather experiencing a memory as if it were a new inspiration.


Weirdly, Cryptomnesia is more likely to happen when the person is similar to you. See, for example, Same Sex Cryptomnesia

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