Deja Vu scientific reason

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Have you felt that you’ve already experienced something, even though you know you’re experiencing it for the first time? It’s unsettling and creepy, and around two-thirds of us have had déjà vu at some time. What is going on? Are we experiencing past lives, a glitch in the matrix or just a glitch in our own minds? It’s difficult to study a very brief feeling in a laboratory setting, but science does have some ideas on what causes déjà vu. A recent article published by Texas A & M University looks into what neuroscience thinks is happening.

Déjà vu means “already seen” in French. For most people it’s a harmless fleeting feeling. However, for some people with temporal lobe epilepsy, it can often be a sign that a seizure is coming. Many carers report that loved ones with dementia often state that they have been somewhere or experienced something before, despite this not being possible.

The temporal lobe area of the brain plays a key part in making memories. Certain parts of the temporal lobe are also used to detect familiarity. So it makes sense that something going wrong in this area could lead to the feeling of déjà vu. In the case of temporal lobe epilepsy something interferes with the normal firing of neurons, possibly due to scarring of the temporal lobe. In the case of dementia it may be due to degenerative brain cell damage.

In 2014, scientists studied a patient who suffered from persistent and debilitating déjà vu. Temporal Lobe Epilepsy was ruled out in this man’s case. His memory was functioning well and he was fully aware that the feeling of déjà vu was false. At first the feeling would last for minutes but started to intensify until he ended up experiencing déjà vu almost continuously. He even had to stop watching TV, listening to the radio and reading articles and books because the feeling that he had already seen, heard or read the material was so strong. In some ways he was robbed of novelty.

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The scientists think that anxiety could be the cause of the patient’s symptoms. The hippocampus is a part of the temporal lobe and it is involved both in memory formation and in anxiety and depression.

To date this is the only case of anxiety being linked to déjà vu. But it is another clue that the problem lies in the temporal lobe.

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