Deja vu

Enna

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Just wondering what all your thoughts are about Deja vu.. Have you ever experienced it?

I've experienced it a few times & not really sure what to make of it. There was a feeling of being in the exact situation already & it almost felt like something was being changed, an alternate path.. The mind is a weird place for sure. Almost seems like it's natures way of letting us correct in spirit/current time line what the body didn't do in the physical/past time lines.

Some interesting things out there regarding this topic:

Déjà vu provides a plot point in The Matrix... The protagonist, Neo, glances at a black cat and comments that he has just experienced déjà vu. Those with a knowledge of 'The Matrix' and its internal workings state that déjà vu means something within the Matrix was altered from its prior state and is referred to as a "glitch".

Déjà vu as caused by a person having a brief glimpse of an object or situation, before the brain has completed "constructing" a full conscious perception of the experience. Such a "partial perception" then results in a false sense of familiarity.Scientific approaches reject the explanation of déjà vu as "precognition" or "prophecy", but rather explain it as an anomaly of memory, which creates a distinct impression that an experience is "being recalled".This explanation is supported by the fact that the sense of "recollection" at the time is strong in most cases, but that the circumstances of the "previous" experience (when, where, and how the earlier experience occurred) are uncertain or believed to be impossible.

One theory is the events are stored into memory before the conscious part of the brain even receives the information and processes it.However, this explanation has been criticized that the brain would not be able to store information without a sensory input first. Another theory suggests the brain may process sensory input (perhaps all sensory input) as a "memory-in-progress", and that therefore during the event itself one believes it to be a past memory.
 

vodkafan

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Deja Vu is certainly very interesting. I haven't a clue what it is although have experienced it myself many times.
 
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I experience dejavu a couple times a month, with some experiences being stronger than others, but I can say for sure that for me, the really strong experiences of dejavu are almost always situations that I dreamed about before. I usually remember some dream when I wake up. I have such interesting dreams that ones that i have that aren't too unreasonable I tell my wife about when I wake up, as a log of sorts to refer back to. I really should write them down but my life is too busy as most of ours are.

One particularly interesting dream I had was several years ago when I was working at my first real job, a semiconductor company. I did capacity, productivity, & efficiency analysis on a repeating monthly cycle. I was guaranteed to be able to forecast what I would be doing the next month with certainty. While working there I had a dream I was analyzing lease costs for office rentals. I thought it odd that my job would ever have anything to do with office leases as to me, this seemed like mundane stuff that should be done by bean counting finance people, "work beneath me". 3 years later while working at a different company, during an economic slump, because I speak Chinese, they sent me to Asia to relocate 15 of our sales offices there, and one fateful day I was looking at the total yearly savings associated with all the moves, and whammo! - dejavu, I was analyzing office lease costs exactly like I remembered in the dream from at least 2 years prior. I have even dreamt of people before I met them.
 
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Ah, Déjà vu. I get it once and a blue moon. Most times though I can find the cause of it. One time I was looking up the difference between single and muli core processors. I was doing research on a new computer I wanted to buy. When I was browsing through the websites I got a feeling I had done it before.I just ignored it. Later I tried to recall the reason for it and remembered I did similar research when I bought my phone. I believe deja vu is just your brain trying remember something that you forgot. You only have bits and pieces and can't form the memory. I don't really get it much because I am young and I can recal it because of that. As you get older you forget more. So as you get older you have more déjà vu. That's just my take on it.
 

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Would there be a difference between Deja Vu and Psychic abilities or perhaps the phenomenon is of the same dynamic ?

The reason why I ask the question, is because of "extended" Deja Vu experience(s). I posted one such experience in another thread - but - where that is ??? I forgot ( that is probably because of age, being an old guy and all - as per my daughters anyway )

The event took place in the late 70's, during an archaeological project in the Mojave Desert. While traveling down the roadway, I had a vision - of sorts - of a truck on the side of the road, stuck in the sand. The 'vision' was complete with details, like a memory of an event in the past. We came to a fork in the road and felt pulled to go in a certain direction, and as we came over a small hill, stuck in the sand was "that" truck. Everything in the 'vision' almost came to pass. <--- extremely short version of the experience.

The way I felt during the whole experience was similar to that of a Deja Vu episode, however, the duration of the whole thing was 30 minutes to an hour.

I was a young man back then, and actually, have experienced more Deja Vu events years past then I have as I've gotten older.

I believe is that the subconscious portion of our mind doesn't really have an idea of what time or space is, and because of this causes issues with 'the timing' of memories and experiences.
 
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Jenffa belives it to be when you "died and respawned at your last check-point". Its an interestig way to think about it. Galaco thinks its when you remember a different time-line or perhaps you recall something ahead of time because you or someone else went to the past and its continueing the same way or similar.

-Samari
 

seivtcho

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I can tall you the official scientific statement about the Deja-vu experiences. They appeared to be researched in the psychiatric science. The official view of the psychiatry is that the Deja-vus are a mistake of the memory part of the brain, that gives a a false positive result as if already you are knowing a particular event, that never happened before infrontof you, or already you have been in a particular place, that you may never visited. According to the psychiatry, these types of happenings are normal, if are not rare. Frequent Deja-vus may be symptoms of different brain disorders. Unfortunately, I am not a psychiatrist, and I can't tell you how frequent is normal and how frequent is not. So far in my 35 years of life I have had 2-3, VERY maximum 4 deja-vus. The last time, that I was on a psychiatrist was 5 years ago, when it was a rule to be examined before starting my current job. I was normal then, I hope, that I am still normal :) So, 3-4 deja-vus for 35 years has to be normal.[DOUBLEPOST=1412838747][/DOUBLEPOST]*"According to the psychiatry, these types of happenings are normal, if are not rare."

to be red:

According to the psychiatry, these types of happenings are normal, if are not frequent.

:)