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    Default What is Déjà Vu?

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    Please explain what you think déjà vu is, exactly. In other words, from a logically point of view, where does it come from? What is it? How can you see something in your mind's eye before it happens?

    Obviously, I have a theory (and yes, I just thought about this after a déjà vu episode about an hour ago):

    Déjà vu about intuitive connections that you make while sleeping. Then, on occasion, when you make the same connection while awake AND that foresight actually happens . . . you receive a flash that we call déjà vu.

    Or I could be completely wrong, yet I believe that my theory is correct at this moment.
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    This should help answer all your questions. LOL
    [youtube="G2eUopy9sd8"]Déjà Vu - Monty Python[/youtube]

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    I recon you do something in your dreams, and then you're unconsciously driven to revisit the scenario whilst you're awake.
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    From what I understand, déjà vu is a phenomenon where you are remembering the event as it is happening, which is why you get the impression that it's happened before or you predicted everything down to the last detail.

    As for why it happens, I haven't a clue. I've read that it might be loosely related to seizures.

    But I like to think of it as the neurons in your brain telling the other neurons in your brain, "No, no, you idiot! That one goes there, this one here! What? Stop! Stop! Cut the memory sequence! This is the present not the bloody past." while the rest of the neurons sort of look on and laugh quietly to themselves.
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    From what I've read, déjà vu is brain misfiring when one side of the brain perceives something slightly before the other side of the brain, giving the impression that the whole thing has been 'perceived before,' even though it hasn't. And yes, it does have some connection with seizures, which are also about brain misfirings.
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    Haphazard beat me to it. Brain has to reprocess sensory data, but there are traces left over.

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    Yeah, except for the fact that there is no "impression."

    When this happens to me, nine times out of ten, I can recall the dream and the events that took place prior to and after the déjà vu scenario - maybe this has to do with my ability to recall my dreams. So as I suspected, maybe this is an Ni thing in that maybe different types experience different types of déjà vu and for different reasons.
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    The question is, how do you know you could recall it before the deja vu experience? Once deja vu occurs, the memory of your memory is untrustworthy. I tend to feel like I've been familiar with the memory for years.

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