Been There, Done That
Deedee Amro and Valerie Aguirre
Why did we choose this topic?
We chose deja vu because it seems abnormal in a way of seeming supernatural. Researching this topic will help us gain knowledge, and understand why deja vu may seem so compelling and captivating. This research may also help other people by helping them understand one of the many ways the brain, memory and psychology tie together.
Deja Vu is when you have a strong feeling of familiarity because you feel like you've already been through that same experience. It happens very sudden and theres no physical display of this feeling. Scientist don't have precise evidence and can't explain and understand it in a sense of scientific terms.
Neuroscience of deja vu
Memory requires familiarity and recollection. Familiarity happens quickly before the brain can remember a feeling. Conscious recollection of memories depends on the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, whereas familiarity depends on parts of the medial temporal cortex. When these processes get out of sync, we can experience deja vu which is the feeling of extreme familiar events.
The Research and Psychologist
Scientist can't physically test Deja Vu but they have several theories. There are also several expirements they have tried with little kids.
Deja Vu is a french word.