Déjà Vu Or Did It Even Happen?
Why I Chose Déjà Vu
I'm interested in déjà vu because I feel like I experience it a lot and i'd just like to undertsand it more. This research is going to help me understand it and link it to to memories when it occurs. I'm hoping that doing this project will help me and maybe others find out if what they experience is significant in their lives.
The Brain & Déjà Vu
Although scientists don't know where deja vu comes from, all memory rememberance theories require two processes called familiarity and recollection. When these processes get out if sync, we experience the weird deja vu feeling that we've experienced the event before.
- There are three different types of deja vu like experiences you can have; déjà vecu (already experienced), déjà senti (already felt) and déjà visité (already visited).
- Scientists have discovered that the same neurological defect happens in the brain when you get a hypnogogic jerk and when you experience deja vu.