Deja vu is not an illusion, it is something that you have already experienced in your unconscious fantasies. Believe if you will, or do not believe it. This was already mentioned a hundred years ago by the “great and terrible” Freud, and many subsequent studies have only confirmed his hypothesis.
The phenomenon called deja vu is the feeling of something “already experienced” and, according to Freud, is remembrance of an unconscious fantasy. And since this fantasy is never conscious, during a deja vu moment it is impossible to “recall” something that seems to have already been already perceived.
These strange dreams
We begin with a bit of explanation. Along with the conscious fantasies, unconscious fantasies can exist, they are simply called daydreaming. Commonly, they express Continue reading →
Good or bad experience gained by the father will be inherited by his children and even grandchildren. For example, if a man drowned, it is likely that his son will be afraid of water. And the son of his son too. If he died from fire, some members of the future generations of his family will be afraid of fire. Similarly, the subsequent generations may inherit even love to certain products and activities.
In other words, the offspring can inherit experience acquired by previous generations. In fact, they inherit the memory of those or other events. Nonsense? Not at all. The fact that such a phenomenon exists was proven by biologists of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University. Continue reading →
It’s happened to everyone. This is a phenomenal sense of familiarity that arises when we are in a new situation.
James Lampinen, professor of psychology from the University of Arkansas, explains that déjà vu is a global phenomenon that makes us believe that we relive something that is actually happening for the first time. This experience can trigger confusion and anxiety and is often accompanied by a sense of removal from reality.
Sigmund Freud, the “father of psychoanalysis”, argued that déjà vu is the result of an unconscious Continue reading →
Deja vu is a very strange and in some cases even unsettling sensation that always causes some confusion. A certain sound, place, or sentence said by someone is perceived as something familiar and makes it feel like if we had previously found ourselves in this situation.
The first visit to a store which made you think that you have already been there once, or the painfully familiar face of a person you see for the first time are all symptoms of deja vu.
The French term déjà vu can be translated as “already seen.” However, even if we are insistently trying to recall exactly when we saw it, it is impossible. Deja vu is linked to several concepts: Continue reading →
Deja vu is one of the little-known and mysterious phenomena of our psyche. Many people sometimes feel that a situation in their life has already been experienced before in all the details. But how and when? This phenomenon is called déjà vu, which in French means ‘already seen’. It is a condition in which a person feels that once he already experienced a situation of the present, but the feeling is not associated with a specific moment of the past, but refers to the past in general.
Deja vu is quite common. Psychologists believe that 97 % of people have experienced it at least once. Sometimes people are afraid of deja vu and worry about their mental health. What lies beyond human understanding, always frightens us.
The reasons that cause the phenomenon are still not clear. It might be caused by the processes in the parts of the brain associated with memory and perception. There is a hypothesis that sometimes the perceived information gets to the memory areas sooner than to the area of the primary analysis. Thus, the brain, comparing the situation with its ‘neurocopy’ already received by the memory, concludes that it already happened before. Continue reading →
By the term “jamais vu” psychologists mean a phenomenon in which a person perceives a familiar situation as if he was confronted with it for the first time. Familiar objects and people become completely strange to him for a few minutes.
Quite often, the jamais vu phenomenon (from French jamais vu – “never seen”) is compared with short-term memory loss. Symptomatic effects are really similar, but if you delve into the neurophysiological subtleties of the issue, there are striking differences between these concepts.
First, the jamais vu condition happens to a person suddenly and without cause, while a loss of memory (even a brief one) always has physiological causes (trauma, shock).
Here is an example of a typical jamais vu: during a conversation with a close friend all information about him as if erased from memory for a few minutes in some inexplicable way. And a well-known person is perceived as a stranger. Some time later, everything comes back to normal. This is the essence of the phenomenon – it has neither obvious causes nor consequences. After the release of the film “The Matrix” even doctors jokingly started calling jamais vu (as well as deja vu) “error in matrix”. Continue reading →
Everyone knows what deja vu is, but not everyone has heard about deja vecu, deja senti or deja visite. First of all, what is called “deja vu” is not in reality deja vu, but only a type of it.
According to psychologist Arthur Funkhouser, there are three types of deja vu experiences: deja vecu, deja senti and deja visite.
Deja vecu can be translated as “I have already experienced this”, and almost always when a person speaks of deja vu in reality he means deja vecu. Of course, such a generalization and characterization of the two terms is completely wrong.
But what exactly is a deja vecu experience? Firstly, it involves much more than simple visual stimuli, that is why its identification with the term deja vu, which means “I have already seen this”, is wrong. This feeling contains much more detail and information, and the person experiencing it feels that everything is exactly as it was in the past. Continue reading →
Three simple questions will be answered in the following article. Maybe you never wondered about these things or thought you knew the right answers. In any case, it will be quite interesting for you to learn them. Continue reading →
Sometimes metaphysics is described as “physics of tomorrow”. Many of the phenomena studied by metaphysics resemble a fantasy movie script, but maybe in the future they will become everyday and ordinary.
In an interview published on the otherside.gr, Nicholas Koumartzis, member of the Greek Community of Metaphysical Journalism and PhD candidate at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, speaks of the most well-known and mysterious metaphysical phenomena:Continue reading →
Science is expected to give answers to the important and the unimportant happening around us, and the truth is that most times it does not disappoint us. But there still remain mysteries that even the greatest scientists do not have an explanation for. Here are some of them:
1. What is consciousness?
Most of us have a sense of what is consciousness, but scientists have not yet defined it or even understood it fully. There are many theories about consciousness, and some of them even refer to quantum mechanics, but none can give a clear explanation. Scientists hope that in future, Continue reading →