What is responsible for the deja vu? - ProProfs Discuss
Topics
Products
Follow Us:

What is responsible for the deja vu?

What is responsible for the deja vu?

Change Image    Delete

Asked by E. Barnes, Last updated: Jan 16, 2020

+ Answer
Request

2 Answers

M. Krasinski

M. Krasinski, Content Writer, Columbus

Answered Jul 05, 2018

Deja vu is French for 'already seen' and refers to the experience that around 70% of the population have had of feeling familiarity with a place they know they could never have been to before, or this may be an object or scene or event. It is the inability to retrieve from memory a reason for thefeeling of familiarity that you gain when repeating a visit or experience. It is somewhat unnerving when we can find no explanation for our sense of 'knowing'. Deja vu is more common among peo...Read More
 

S. Hughes

S. Hughes

Answered Jun 11, 2018

Scientists conducting research at the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom now think they may know what is responsible for déjà vu, the feeling you experience when confronted with something new but you feel you’ve been there before. Using fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging), the researchers scanned the brains of 21 volunteers while the volunteers were experiencing déjà vu. They expected to see activity in areas of the brain involved in...Read More
 

Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer

Email Sent
We have sent an email to your address "" with instructions to reset your password.