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Posted: 6/11/2009 4:28:35 PM EST
Something happens to you that you just know has happened before, but it never has.

Has it ever happened to you?

What causes it?
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:33:39 PM EST
I get it a few times a year and its real strong, like everything has been played out before. Not sure what causes it but I think its fascinating how the brain works
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:34:37 PM EST
Glitch in the Matrix.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:36:05 PM EST
I don't know. About once a week, I have the same de ja vu feeling. Afterwards I never can remember. I also have it on arfcom when I see various repeat threads, but that's just coincidence.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:36:45 PM EST
I've convinced myself that Déjà Vu NEVER really happens but that i'm just "Psychic"!


Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:37:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:37:10 PM EST
It was explained to me as, as you are experiencing something, the thought goes into the part of the brain that holds memories instead of the "current" part of the brain.
Therefore it "feels" like the current event is coming from the memory storage. Happens to everybody.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:39:42 PM EST
meth causes it
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:42:05 PM EST
Basically, one part of the brain processes it before the other side, causing you to have a "memory" of the same event.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:42:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/11/2009 4:43:14 PM EST by HK_Shooter_03]
I don't get Deja Vu much but I get Deja visite all the time.


An experience in which a person visits a new locality and nevertheless feels it to be familiar


Me to myself: I have been here in a dream.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:45:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:47:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By ApacheScout:
It was explained to me as, as you are experiencing something, the thought goes into the part of the brain that holds memories instead of the "current" part of the brain.
Therefore it "feels" like the current event is coming from the memory storage. Happens to everybody.


That is how I understand it as well -

everything goes straight into the long-term memory as it is happening.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:53:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:55:31 PM EST
I had an experience the other night that really caught my attention. I am sitting on my bed watching the tv. I am only slightly interested in the show and my mind begins to drift. For no reason, I begin to wonder what would happen to my flat screen if I shot it with my gun. I wonder if it would produce a light show, if the bullet would go through the screen and the wall, explode or whatever. I realize these these thoughts are kind of goofy. These thoughts last only 30 seconds or so. Immediately the character on the screen says something like "If that's the way you think you might as well pull out a Smith & Wesson and shoot me in the head". My gun is next to me in my night stand. It is a Smith & Wesson. If I would have shot the screen, I would have hit the character in the head. I had never seen the show before. What was that all about?
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:57:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:59:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:59:58 PM EST
The frequency seems to lessen as you get older, at least for me.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:59:59 PM EST
I actually had it once when I was in Basic training.

When I was about 11 I had a dream once that I was standing in a formation of people that was about five-wide, we had rain coats on and the sky was pink.

When I was in basic, I remember this day were in formation outside the galley that was about five wide, we had rain coats on since it had been stormy that morning, and it was dusk so the sky was pink.

I remembered the image from the dream. It was kinda strange.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:02:10 PM EST
Happens every now and then..
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:04:38 PM EST
I've had them most all of my life.
Once I was with a friend and we visited his new girlfriend in Topeka, KS.
I recognized the house when we pulled up. (Never been there.)
I described the living room and the large woven carpet it had.
We went in and it was exactly like I knew.
I'd like to know what causes stuff like that?
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:08:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By StraightShooter7:
Something happens to you that you just know has happened before, but it never has.

Has it ever happened to you?

What causes it?



Didn't you just post this question?
























Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:09:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:11:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/11/2009 5:11:44 PM EST by kcolg30]
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:11:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/11/2009 5:16:39 PM EST by kcolg30]
I have the feeling that I have been in this thread before.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:12:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By 230grains:
Glitch in the Matrix.


This.
Usually means an agent has changed something.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:12:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/11/2009 5:14:36 PM EST by kingoftheroad]
dont scientists say we only use like 20% of our brains?
that and deja vue make me believe that 'seeing into the future' may be possible but not yet harnessed. the mind is a very complex and amazing mystery.

I also think this somehow ties in with when you look somebody or some animal in the eye, they will sometimes INSTANTLY know you are looking at them, and look back at you.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:13:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:13:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By MrFuzzybunny:
I've had them most all of my life.
Once I was with a friend and we visited his new girlfriend in Topeka, KS.
I recognized the house when we pulled up. (Never been there.)
I described the living room and the large woven carpet it had.
We went in and it was exactly like I knew.
I'd like to know what causes stuff like that?


You obviously lived in that home in your previous life - as a WWII fighter pilot.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:17:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:18:29 PM EST
The result of a chemical misfiring of the brain. Right brain processes the info faster than the left, leaving you with the feeling of "This has happened before..."

As Johnny Carson used to say, "Weird, wild stuff."
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:20:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By Spankadin:
Happens every now and then..


Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:21:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/11/2009 5:22:30 PM EST by uxb]
Your brain relies on electric synapses to make memories and these fall on the electromagnetic spectrum.

Our consciousness follows a linear path.

Our subconscious, when we are asleep, is no longer hampered by the physical boundaries of our body. Being electromagnetic in nature it can traverse both time and space and follow a non-linear path.

So it sees itself in the future and implants the memory in your brain even though your body has yet to experience it.

Then when your linear path of your physical body crosses the line where your non-linear spectrum of thought has already been - you experience deja vu.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:28:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By AeroE:
When I have deja vu, I've dreamed about the incident beforehand.



This.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:28:40 PM EST
Someone once told me in their experience that copious amounts of psychedelic drugs in certain settings cause a massive sense of deja vu about everything happening.

So i firmly believe it's strictly a glitch in the brain phenomenon as others here have described, rather then any kind of manifestation of anything paranormal.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:29:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mac_Fan:
The result of a chemical misfiring of the brain. Right brain processes the info faster than the left, leaving you with the feeling of "This has happened before..."

As Johnny Carson used to say, "Weird, wild stuff."


So how does this explain dreaming the incident, then actually experiencing it long afterwards ?
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:30:00 PM EST
Happens on occasion. Sometimes can remember when I dreamed about it...other times not.

Other times it's not Deja Vu but, a feeling that I need to do something different when I head out for work, the evening, etc. And around half the time crap happens and I'm able to react better. ((shrugs)) Never understood it; and I do not try to. When my gut tells me to do something...I just do it.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:36:29 PM EST
I feel like I have posted in this thread before....



Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:54:50 PM EST
Didn't we just have this conversation?
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 5:57:15 PM EST
I have had deja vu of the same experience multiple times, all in school, and I could think about the experience before, usually it would have happened in a dream, I can't explain it but it's very wierd.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 6:01:45 PM EST
This is no bullshit. I have it occasionally and they are usually reminiscent of a night dream that turns to reality. The last time I had it, it was playing out during a conversation and it lasted for roughly 10 to 15 seconds. As I watched a friend talk to me, I was knowing what he was going to say before he said it and the whole time I was freakin amazed at what was happening.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 6:09:49 PM EST
Inherited memory overlay.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 6:12:54 PM EST
I have it on regular basis. Someimtes it is so vivid that I know word for word what someone is going to say before they say it.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 6:13:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By Tazaroo:
This is no bullshit. I have it occasionally and they are usually reminiscent of a night dream that turns to reality. The last time I had it, it was playing out during a conversation and it lasted for roughly 10 to 15 seconds. As I watched a friend talk to me, I was knowing what he was going to say before he said it and the whole time I was freakin amazed at what was happening.


yeah i get that quite a bit, u dream u have a conversation with someone, and next or two ur having it but dont realize it till the conversation is finshied.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 6:18:49 PM EST
I thought I had deja vu for half of a day, but it turns out I do basically the same thing every time I'm really hungover/wake up still drunk.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 6:21:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By AZFats:
The frequency seems to lessen as you get older, at least for me.


This. Maybe once a year now...

I heard it explained as the subconcious (past, present, future) gets ahead of the concious (present) for a moment, and you experience a short feeling of having experienced that situation before. Strange and unpredictable.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 6:23:38 PM EST
Lots of Deja Poo - the feeling I've seen this shit before.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 6:24:44 PM EST
There's also something called "jamais vu", or "never seen".

It's when you're in a situation you've been in a million times, but all of a sudden it feels very new and unfamiliar.

I experience this more often than deja vu.

There's also "presque vu", or "almost seen", where one feels they're on the brink of an epiphany. I rarely feel this.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 6:26:23 PM EST
Sure, I've also dreamed things that have happened; down to the last detail.

If I could harness that "gift" I could be a pretty wealthy man




Speed
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 6:28:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
Originally Posted By AeroE:
When I have deja vu, I've dreamed about the incident beforehand.



This.


+2
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 6:29:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By 230grains:
Glitch in the Matrix.


Link Posted: 6/11/2009 6:30:26 PM EST
Yep. It's weird too.
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