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Have you ever experienced Deja Vu?
« on: September 11, 2013, 01:17:00 PM »
I probably have experienced this 3 to 5 times in my life.

My first one I can remember was when I went out on a date with a woman who took me to jimmy reeds,  a bar in new york.  I had never been there because I had just turned 21 but about half way into the place I had the overwhelming feeling that I had been there before and I felt as if I could tell you how the steps lead down to the bar, the dance floor's position, and the position of the cash register all before I could actually see them.   

It is kinda weird because it felt like perhaps being out of sync with my senses.

since then I have experienced it a couple few more times,  mostly in a conversation at a party or around a dinner table... Where I feel like we have been through some current affairs topic and everyone around the table had done this in the past.    almost every experience was short lived and whispy.  sorta like being on the edge of seeing it but never really able to place what was happening.

I read somewhere that this could be a glitch of the brain where it misplaces sensory and current events into what appears to be history.  Kinda in keeping with the feeling I was out of sync with my brain.  Some have said that it can be related to seizures in essence I may have had a small seizure. 

All in all it is really a cool feeling when I really think back on it.  Have you experienced Deja Vu and what do you attribute it to?

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Re: Have you ever experienced Deja Vu?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 01:32:49 PM »
Sure,there are lots of experiences you re-do or re-live in your lifetime. You may do something again later in life and experience deja-vu. The older you get the more you experience it,not because you become more aware,but because you FORGET what you did earlier in life.
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Re: Have you ever experienced Deja Vu?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013, 01:34:47 PM »
I've experienced it, such that I feel something I'm going through is something I'm remembering...but then usually I also feel deja-vu about that very instance of feeling deja-vu.  In such cases, I know that regardless of my memory-feeling of the events actually going on, I did not have any sort of premonition or prior memory of the current deja-vu experience itself.  It behaves similarly to a mood or emotion.  I categorize it as such.
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Re: Have you ever experienced Deja Vu?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013, 02:21:47 PM »
Deja who do?

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Re: Have you ever experienced Deja Vu?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013, 02:51:14 PM »
Sure,there are lots of experiences you re-do or re-live in your lifetime. You may do something again later in life and experience deja-vu. The older you get the more you experience it,not because you become more aware,but because you FORGET what you did earlier in life.

for me this really does not match what I am feeling.  It is more like being you are almost 1/10th of a second out of sync with reality or you are seeing a 3d movie with out the glasses.  Not that it is blurry but like you have two streams of information coming in.  Same people, same hairstyles, same conversation, same seated positions, same music playing, same smells in the air.  Identical situation.  In my first example I was young,  I had experienced little of the bar scene.  Actually it was probably the first bar I had gone to yet the layout was absolutely in keeping with my perceived memory.

The other thing is I personally do not perceive memories as if i am experiencing them. 

You know the only thing I experience that is so life like is a dream.  It could be some sort of a modified dream state interacting with present input. 

the other thing with it being just out of phase with real reality it is not like you feel the ability to predict the conversation or anything like that. 

3 or 4 seconds of deja vu all out of sync by a couple of frames.    It is really a wierd state.  Maybe it is a temporal rift in time:)

My son started talking about Deja Vu and he has them quite frequently where as I probably have 1 every 10 years or so.




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Re: Have you ever experienced Deja Vu?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013, 02:53:48 PM »
I've experienced it, such that I feel something I'm going through is something I'm remembering...but then usually I also feel deja-vu about that very instance of feeling deja-vu.  In such cases, I know that regardless of my memory-feeling of the events actually going on, I did not have any sort of premonition or prior memory of the current deja-vu experience itself.  It behaves similarly to a mood or emotion.  I categorize it as such.

Good example  I agree with that description for the most part.  there is no feeling I can say Susan duck that guy is gonna spill his drink on you :)  and for me they are very short in duration.  But very memorable as well.

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Re: Have you ever experienced Deja Vu?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2013, 02:14:18 AM »
Yes I have experienced it. However I would say that 75% of the population has experienced deja vu, it is nothing but a brain hiccough; A extremely minor temporal lobe epileptic fit.
When people suffer temporal lobe seizures it is reported that they experience deja vu, it is a common occurrence, there is nothing woo woo about it.
It is a normal experience, yet it can and does, leave one bemused.
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Re: Have you ever experienced Deja Vu?
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2013, 04:01:48 AM »
Had them occasionally as a kid, these days, been a while.
As brain oddities go, I have had some success with lucid dreaming, though I'm a bit too much aware of what is going on to really enjoy it.
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Re: Have you ever experienced Deja Vu?
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2013, 07:10:27 AM »
I used to get this a lot more often as a kid than I do now also...Very good descriptions of the sensation here.

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Re: Have you ever experienced Deja Vu?
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2013, 07:40:03 AM »
I don't know why I brought it up,  it is a pretty cool sensation,  I could see where a religious person might view it as almost a mystical event.