What Exactly Is Deja Vu?

Wrinkle your brain a little bit as it tries to wrap itself around what Deja Vu actually is. This TED Education animation by Michael Molina and animated by Josh Harris tries to explain the phenomenon of deja vu.

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The video explains:

You might have felt it — the feeling that you've experienced something before, but, in reality, the experience is brand new. There are over 40 theories that attempt to explain the phenomenon of déjà vu. Michael Molina explains how neuroimaging and cognitive psychology have narrowed down the theories that could explain that feeling you're having...again.

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I think I'll have to watch this video twice to experience any deja vu in understand just what the hell is going on with my brain. [TEDEducation]

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ideaguy1974
ideaguy1974

Everybody knows that when you dream, you are glimpsing the future. And then you forget the dream, time passes and you eventually live the dream and experience deja vu. But I really like that first explanation about dual processes.