DeJa Vu- literally means in French "already seen"
Have you ever had that strong sensation that an event or situation being experienced has happened before? Having an overwhelming feeling of familiarity with that certain situation, when there's no reason to feel like that at all. For example you're travelling to new destinations for a holiday and when you get there, it suddenly seems as if you've been there before.
Research has suggested that over 70% of the population have at some point experienced "deja vu", with a high number of incidents occuring in people aged 15 to 25 years, more than in any other age group.
Deja Vu is also asscoiated with a form of epilepsy called temporal-lobe epilepsy, and can occur just prior to a temporal-lobe seizure. People who suffer with this form of epilepsy have experienced deja vu whilst having a seizure or in between convulsions.
Deja Vu can affect anyone and everyone, including those with or without medical issues. Much research has been carried out regarding this phenomena and much speculation surrounds it. Psychoanalysts apply deja vu to simple fantasy and wish fullfillment. Psychiatrists say its is a discrepency in the brain that mistakes present for past. Yet parapsychologists believe the experience is a memory from a past life. Investigative research is an on-going process and there is still a lot to learn.
How many of you have experienced deja vu? Do you have any ideas on what causes it as well? Is it psychological or is it more a spiritual experience of remembering a memory from a past life. We would love to hear what you think.
It's Like Deja Vu All Over Again
A brief look at what may happen in the brain when we experience deja vu.
Deja vu is one of the weirdest things that happens to me. It boggles my mind.