What is Déjà vu
The term déjà vu describes the sensation of feeling that you have
experienced a situation previously. You may find yourself in a
situation during this lifetime when suddenly your consciousness
flashes back to a memory that seems impossible to be valid.
A hypothetical example of déjà vu would be you are chatting away to a
friend in a restaurant, and he or she talks about a serious matter
which results in you have a startling sensation of, "I know . . . I
have heard this before . . . but I could not have". You focus on the
memory and it seems to fade away. How can this recollection be
possible? This is the question that many people ask.
The term déjà vu was made by a French researcher, Émile Boirac (1851
1917) in his book L'Avenir des sciences physiques (The Future of
A Scientific View
In recent years déjà vu has been subject to psychological and
neurophysiological research. One explanation of déjà vu is that it is
not an act of premonition or clairvoyance, but rather an anomaly of
physical memory from your human brain.
Recent published material from scientific research implies that the
brain produces memories from the hippocampus region. A small section
of this is called the dentate gyrus and is responsible for "episodic"
memories which stores information that allows us to tell similar
places and situations apart. The dentate gyrus records a situation's
audio, visual, smell, sense of time, and other characteristics for
the body's future reference. When there is low performance from the
dentate gyrus the supposed memory problem of Déjà vu occurs as the
brain has difficulty in telling the difference between two extremely
similar situationsthe brain is not storing the lifetime memories
Apparently as people age déjà-vu-like confusion happens more often.
It also happens in people suffering from brain diseases like
An Alternative View
Déjà vu appears for many to go deeper into our psyche than human
brain-like memories do. When you experience déjà vu you certainly
feel an emotional and unquantifiable sensation that is fundamentally
different to remembering a lost memory, or sorting out information in
your brain of who, where, what, and when an event transpired. Déjà vu
just feels profoundly different.
I would like to pose the question of how can our human brains lose or
distort memories of a foreign land, person, building, or tangible
item that we have never seen before in our entire lives and then
experience a 5-10 second déjà vu sensation were we experience very
clear and concise memory flashbacks to our present surroundings?
The human brain holds memories and information, true enough; but only
from this lifetime on planet Earth. Remember you reside in dimension
of billions of other galaxies with trillions and trillions of star
systems. What about your sprit (mind and soul) that most historical
religious figures talked about from Jesus to the Buddha? Is your
spirit devoid of all knowledge and memory? I don't think so as there
would be no point to the eternal life if you retained nothing. Well
Déjà vu comes from the spirit. It is a result of premonitions prior
and during life on planet Earth. Your brain which operates like the
memory and processor for the human body latches on to these pre-
witnessed events and attempts to process them. You can focus on a
normal or forgotten memory when you recollect it, correct? Have you
ever tried to focus on a déjà vu sensation? You can't because it is
not of this earth world . . . and neither fundamentally are you. Déjà
vu comes from the spirit (mind & soul), not from the human brain.
The recent scientific research and other historical studies into the
déjà vu phenomenon have my utmost respect. I firmly believe as
humanity on Earth moves forward into the 21st century we have to
fully embrace science and all of its incredible findingsgood or bad!
I think the recent scientific explanation of déjà vu hold merit up to
a point, but as a definitive answer to déjà vu phenomenon, I do not
believe so. You Decide.