I'd say at least 40% of today was deje vu.

I've never had that high of a level of that feeling I've done all this before. Or at least had a dream about it.

And four times while I was talking to people I felt like I was not there at all. Like when I finished the sentence I had no idea what I said to the person I was speaking to.

What is your guys opinions on what exactly deje vu is?

Posted by aspro Mon, 12 May 2014 09:35:09 (comments: 12)
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Mon, 12 May 2014 10:03:10

Deja vu is (as far as is practically useful, and contrary to the definition) a false recollection; discernible due to its hallucinatory sensations.

Otherwise it is merely a spontaneous or associated recollection, which are entirely different and easily categorised sensations: bear in mind how repetitive our lives our; it stands to reason that we will, in fact, do exactly the same things multiple times in our lives; and when we do these things recall having done them before: because we did; thus, because this functions in no way different to other spontaneous recall, why give it a new name?

 
Mon, 12 May 2014 10:14:25
Deja vu is a glitch in the matrix
 
Mon, 12 May 2014 10:32:32

Supposedly it's because the RAM in your brain isn't keeping up with the pace at which things unfold before you, meaning your brain registers things a fraction after they actually happened.

 
Mon, 12 May 2014 10:32:42
Foolz said:

Deja vu is (as far as is practically useful, and contrary to the definition) a false recollection; discernible due to its hallucinatory sensations.

Otherwise it is merely a spontaneous or associated recollection, which are entirely different and easily categorised sensations: bear in mind how repetitive our lives our; it stands to reason that we will, in fact, do exactly the same things multiple times in our lives; and when we do these things recall having done them before: because we did; thus, because this functions in no way different to other spontaneous recall, why give it a new name?

Except for the last 6 words I agree with that.

The stuff I was doing today where I had that recllection was something I had not done before though.

 
Mon, 12 May 2014 10:33:49
SupremeAC said:

Supposedly it's because the RAM in your brain isn't keeping up with the pace at which things unfold before you, meaning your brain registers things a fraction after they actually happened.

Interesting. I;d buy that, particularly today where I had sensations of not knowing what I just said and disorientation.

 
Mon, 12 May 2014 11:09:45
It's when I feel like I've been in the same moment again but I'm not quite sure.
 
Mon, 12 May 2014 12:24:59

SupremeAC pretty much nailed it. Though I heard it described in a very dumbed down way and it made total sense to the lowest common denominator (ME!!!!!!!).

Your brain is essentially a series of roads. Typically the way you percieve the present is the main highway. Every once in a while that highway has a back-up or is under construction so your perception has to take a detour through the backroads that is usually used by memory. The result is the perception of the present feels like a memory.

The original example actually incorporated stopping at a Dairy Queen for a Blizzard on that detour, and went into some more detail, but I assume everyone here already kind of gets that point, and I'm too lazy to type it all out. So there ya go.

 
Mon, 12 May 2014 13:08:56
aspro said:

Except for the last 6 words I agree with that.

The stuff I was doing today where I had that recllection was something I had not done before though.

The question demands elaboration if the answer provided is negative.

SupremeAC said:

Supposedly it's because the RAM in your brain isn't keeping up with the pace at which things unfold before you, meaning your brain registers things a fraction after they actually happened.

I would describe that as an entirely different sensation altogether.

Which is the problem with deja vu: it is as useless as "epilepsy".

 
Mon, 12 May 2014 15:38:38

Why is epilepsy useless?

 
Mon, 12 May 2014 16:57:03
SteelAttack said:

Why is epilepsy useless?

In the sense that it also describes too great a range of things. However the majority of things that epilepsy describes are well defined and undisputed, so it actually is mostly useful.

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