Deja Vu is a feeling that everything happening has already taken place. It is basically a French word that means “Already seen”. Most of us must’ve had this experience at least once in our lifetime. It is a common experience. It is, when something you are currently experiencing feels like it had already happened exactly like that, including the wonderment. As a rule, that feeling is always about the current experience while it is going on but not later.
It usually happens when you are very tired mentally and physically. Or when you are under continuing stress, on the edge and high-strung.
Why it happens? The brain has the mechanism to time events. What is present is present, but as time passes and events recede, each can be distinguished as now or some moments ago, about any hour ago, yesterday, long ago etc. In any event, the brain knows the past from the the current though it can not always accurately time the memory (“I wonder when it happened? Last Sunday or the one before that?”). Under some conditions as said above, the mechanism to distinguish the present & the past very briefly malfunctions and you get the deja vu experience. The present experience can’t be distinguished from the past and you get that wonderful feeling that strikes you dumb.
After reading so much about deja vu, we hope you would understand what is deja vu. Now let figure out the most amazing facts about the deja vu. Stay tuned!
1. You have read and heard about the concept of the parallel universe. Some researchers claim that Deja Vu is the experience people have in an alternate universe.
2. Various studies lead to a belief that the number of times Deja Vu occur drops down considerably after the age of 25.
3. There are two types to this strange phenomenon. Deja Entendu means “already heard” and Deja Vecu means “already lived”.
4. Many scientists claim Deja Vu as a memory checker. If you get it more often, your memory is working perfectly.
5. Travelers experience it more than other people. It is because travelers see beautiful and noticeable places.
6. Some facts and theory even suggest that it is a temporary glitch or breakdown from reality.
7. In many cases, people claim Deja Vu as a dream they once had, and it’s coming true.
Opposite of deja vu
Often described as the opposite of dejavu, jamais vu involves a sense of eeriness and the observer’s impression of seeing the situation for the first time, despite rationally knowing that he or she has been in the situation before.
Is deja vu harmful?
Deja Vu as a phenomenon is not yet fully understood. At best, it gives you a feeling that you have already been to a place before, although you have never been there. So, there is no need to think that it is harmful. Enjoy the eerie feeling, and laugh it out with your friends!
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