Deja Vu Smore

By: Tanner Dluge

Why

Deja Vu happens everyday and sometimes you might not even notice it. This interesting topic could possibly help people who may have a problem or may help them to not have deja vu moments as often.

Definition

Deja Vu is a phenomenon that consists of someone having a feeling of already experiencing a certain situation

The Effects On The Brain

Deja Vu happens when your brains sensory input and memory recalling output get mixed up causing a person to think that they have done something but actually haven't. This is because of the stimulation of the rhinal cortex. Also the Neural firing from the rhinal cortex to the hippocampus (Memory) is increased during Deja Vu which is induced by electrical stimulation

Research and Experiments

Researchers from the Colorado state university said that deja vu can be linked to the recognition memory which lets our body know familiar smells, tastes, feelings, etc. This gets mixed up with the familiar recognition part of the brain which makes us feel as if we have done something but cant remember when it was that we did it. There was an experiment done by John Galt who wrote a book about himself embracing Deja Vu instead of trying to block it out. He explains how it actually helped him in many ways instead of the other way around.
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Interesting Facts

1. Deja Vu is one out of 4 topics that are all related to memory and the feeling of doing something before.
2. There has been a major increase in reports about deja vu since the last 2 years.
3. Some people who have had deja vu moments said that they actually happend a little bit later on in there life.