mind-pop

[mahynd-pop]
noun Psychology Informal.
  1. a word, phrase, image, or sound that comes into the mind suddenly and involuntarily and is usually related to a recent experience.

Origin of mind-pop

2000–05; mind + pop1, coined by George Mandler, born 1924, Austrian psychologist
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