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cowboy October 20th, 2013 4:35am

Deja Vu: Past life experience, or mind tricks?

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Lysergic
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.

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!!!

kspells TheOtherOtherside
10/20/13 3:07 am

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

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
10/20/13 6:09 am

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

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.

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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

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

Some of each, and maybe some of extra options.

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

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susanr Colorado
10/19/13 10:33 pm

Try RJ's answer on for size.

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

You only live once. No recycling of our lives.

EarlyBird Portland
10/19/13 9:47 pm

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

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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.

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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

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...

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SugarShaq
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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

cowboy Doors of Perception
10/19/13 9:38 pm

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

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dawl adulting
10/19/13 9:39 pm

That's what I believe too :-)

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.

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cowboy Doors of Perception
10/19/13 9:41 pm

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

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/20/13 5:17 am

Now that was funny.