Presque Vu

Savannah Stone

Why I chose this topic.

I chose this topic because I thought it would be interesting to know why I can think of a word, but not be able to put my finger on it. This gives me a chance to research an interesting topic and it gives me a chance to share it with others.

What is Presque Vu?

It is the inability to remember a word or put your finger on the right word. It is french for "almost seen". This is where the brain can just about retrieve a memory, but doesn't quite make it. Presque vu increases with age. The brain uses the nerves in the left hemisphere during Presque vu. Robert Brown and David McNeill did a study on this topic.