Deja Vu ???????

Malori Lambardia

Why Deja Vu?

I chose this because I experience Deja Vu a lot. If I research this I feel like it'll help me understand why I experience it.

What is Deja Vu?

A feeling you have experienced the situation you are in more than once. It is french for "already seen". Deja vu could be triggered through the five senses. It can be a smell, the taste of food, your surroundings, combination of colors, pitch of voice, background noises or anything else that triggers old memories. You might not consciously remember the original situation that brought that memory back, but you remember having experienced it, and you associate it with the present experience.

What is Going on in the Brain?

Psychologist explain that this occurs when there is a mismatch in the brain during its constant attempt to create whole perceptions of our world and whats happening with very limited input. A similar hypothesis suggests that déjà vu is an error in timing. While we perceive a moment, sensory information may simultaneously be re-routing its way to long-term storage, causing a delay and, perhaps, the unsettling feeling that we've experienced the moment before.

Reasearch & Psychologist

Deja vu is extremely difficult to study because it happens only with some people, unannounced, occurs briefly, and has no witnesses. Sigmund Freud theorized that these experiences resulted from repressed desires or memories related to a stressful event that people could no longer access as regular memory. Some researchers also report that the more tired or stressed you are, the more likely you are to experience deja vu. Other researchers, however, have seen just the opposite. They report that the more refreshed and relaxed you are, the more likely you are to experience this.

Fun Facts

  • Deja Vu and various other psychic phenomena comes from stimulation of the Pineal Gland
  • Deja Vu happens most in your sleep
  • It is a sign of great mental health
Why You Experience DEJA VU!-Facts in 5