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cowboy October 20th, 2013 4:35am

Deja Vu: Past life experience, or mind tricks?

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cowboy Dawns Highway
10/19/13 9:38 pm

I experienced Deja Vu today. I believe it means that I'm on the right path again.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
10/20/13 12:08 am

Déjà vu for me is more like it dream something & later that scene happens & I recall having dreamt it. That doesn't really fit either answer.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/19/13 9:37 pm

It's actually other universes over lapping with our own at the moment that similar events are happening in both. What, you didn't know that? Jeez.

10/19/13 9:45 pm

I believe in God. I have experienced déjà vu. It's a weird momentary I have been here, although I know I have never been here feeling. How does that negate God?

dawl adulting
10/19/13 9:39 pm

That's what I believe too :-)

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/19/13 9:42 pm

It's the mind trying to force experience A2 into experience A1's pigeonhole. They're similar, so the brain tries to save space by making them identical.

MrWolfe Nashville
10/19/13 9:58 pm

cowboy in the house!
I'd say is just the brain drawing a comparison to a similar experience from the past.
Not an exciting answer, I know... :-p

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/20/13 5:20 am

Not that I can recall, but typing this post right does seem very familiar to me. Wait!!!

cowboy Dawns Highway
10/19/13 9:41 pm

Thank you, Rob! You're kind of the deep thinker I was trying to attract.

EarlyBird Portland
10/19/13 9:47 pm

I know it's my brain playing tricks on me.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
10/20/13 6:09 am

I'm not even sure what that's supposed to mean.

susanr Colorado
10/19/13 10:32 pm

What happens if you're left handed? Do you have jamais vu?

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/20/13 5:23 am

RJ. Is that corpus thing near the hubris? I'm told that I've got hubris.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/20/13 9:03 am

Didn't we talk about this exact same thing last week?

kermie gaytopia
10/19/13 9:41 pm

Coincidence that the party that believes in go also believes in déjà vu? I don't think so...

RJ1969 SoCal
10/19/13 9:46 pm

Geez, common! We all know about the corpus colosum, right?

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/19/13 9:49 pm

Far too votes to make a statistical correlation! Let's see what happens when some more votes come in.

02/22/14 3:43 pm

I've read that the brain jumps ahead using it's logical side to predict what will happen and many times it's correct.

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
10/19/13 9:56 pm

You only live once. No recycling of our lives.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/20/13 5:19 am

So, the brain is using compression techniques like a computer? Interesting.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/20/13 9:02 am

Well, my Nobel Prize in Neurology hasn't come through just yet, but it's at least a reasonable hypothesis, I guess. :-D

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/19/13 10:09 pm

Some of each, and maybe some of extra options.

kspells TheOtherOtherside
10/20/13 3:07 am

Not a past life. A parallel life. A tear in the membrane of gravity.

LRM20 A Hoosier in Lincoln Land
10/19/13 10:43 pm

I read that it's like your brain shuts off for a split second and you "wake up" remembering your last vision, thinking it was a long time ago... I thought it was interesting

RJ1969 SoCal
10/19/13 9:41 pm

There are several reviews in the leading journals on this issue.

It comes down to the corpus colosum. The linkage between the right and left hemispheres.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/20/13 7:40 am

Duly noted! However, now that we have more votes, the correlation is stronger. So, you were on the right track, statistically.