Named for French writer Marcel Proust, the Proust phenomenon is the sudden occurrence of a powerful memory. The memory is so powerful and vivid it can also contain a number of sensory and emotional components.

PROUST PHENOMENON: "Tasting the lemonade and suddenly being reminded of the fragrant back yard of the farm was an example of the Proust phenomenon."
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