By: April Seiler
The Research of Deja Vu
Some drugs have increased the chances of déjà vu in the user, along with some pharmaceutical drugs, when taken together. Taiminen and Jääskeläinen reported in 2001, the case of a healthy male who started experiencing recurrent sensations of déjà vu after taking the drugs amantadine and phenylpropanolamine together to get rid of some of his flu symptoms. He reported his treatment to the psychologists to make a case study. due to the action of the drugs and some previous findings from electrode stimulation of the brain, Taiminen and Jääskeläinen found that déjà vu is a result of hyperdopaminergic action in the mesial temporal areas of the brain.
One theory of déjà vu is the feeling of having previously experienced something to having dreamt about a similar situation or place, and forgetting about it until being reminded of the situation or the place while awake.
Einstein theorized that time and space do not move in straight lines. Because of gravity, they are on a massive curve. It wraps around itself like a sphere, and if you go in what you perceive to be a 'straight line' you will in fact end up where you started. In this dimension, we are in fact going in circles, and that is recognized as Deja Vu.