Most of us, over the course of our lives, have experienced some sort of déjà vu. It happens often enough, that perhaps we overlook its occurrence. In fact, it’s kind of cool. If I were to choose some sort of phenomenon to happen to me, I would much rather prefer déjà vu to, say, stigmata or spontaneous human combustion.
Most of us, over the course of our lives, have experienced some sort of déjà vu. It happens often enough, that perhaps we overlook its occurrence. In fact, it’s kind of cool.
# Déjà vu is, believe it or not, French, meaning “already seen.” # It is described as experiencing a sense of familiarity towards a situation that you are actually coming across for the first time.
Think you’re psychic? Probably not, # as 70% of people claim they have experienced this phenomenon.
So, knowing that you are probably not psychic, what causes déjà vu? # There are some scientific theories that attempt to explain this incident. # One of them is a slow optic nerve. This means, simply, that one eye is slower than the other for just a few milliseconds, causing your brain to believe that you’ve been through a particular situation before. This is generally disregarded though, because people with only vision in one eye, and even the blind report having déjà vu. Another explanation is similar to the optic nerve theory, however rather than one eye being slower than the other, # an entire brain hemisphere is slower. This more accurately explains the entire sensual experience. This hypothesis is the most probable cause. # Correspondence with certain disorders, such as schizophrenia and epilepsy may also be to blame. The bridge between the two is yet to be found, but déjà vu has been noted as a precursor to epileptic seizures.
Who here gets déjà vu a lot? # Well, recreational drug use has been known to increase the likelihood of a déjà vu experience. This is due to the rapid increase in dopamine in the brain, throwing your neural firings (thoughts...