The uncanny is the psychological experience of something as strangely familiar.
The concept of the uncanny was perhaps first fixed by Sigmund Freud in his 1919 essay Das Unheimliche, which explores the eerieness of dolls and waxworks. For Freud, the uncanny locates the strangeness in the ordinary. Expanding on the idea, psychoanalytic theorist Jacques Lacan wrote that the uncanny places us in the field where we do not know how to distinguish bad and good, pleasure from displeasure.
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