Origin of Deja Vu Pinpointed

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  1. chaosbringer_00

    chaosbringer_00 I am indescribable.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20070607/sc_livescience/originofdejavupinpointed

    Interesting. However, I find this kind of dissapointing. This sort of takes away the mystery of the sensation.
     
  2. Thorns2010

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    Funny, because the older I get the less feelings of Deja Vu I get.

    In fact.....I don't even remember the last time I felt it, although I do know I used to all the time when I was younger.
     
  3. Dark_Convoy

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    Damn... I was hoping they would say it had something to do with time being non-linear and quantum mechanic Schrödinger's cat type stuff.
     
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    Dammit.

    I was almost sure the brain could predict the future.
     
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    There go my hopes of using deja vu to win the lottery. <=[
     
  6. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    Damn.
     
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    I remember reading this somewhere else.
     
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    LOL?
     
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    Yeah, but how does that explain as to where I've known endings of movies, or what people will say in situations etc..I forget what movie it is now, but, I folowed along step by step with almost the entire last 20mins of the movie knowning how it would end exactly, as if I'd seen it already. But I hadn't. And as far as I know, my brain fuctions normally.
     
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    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I remember hearing that acronym before...I just can't remember what it means...
     
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    I had that same exact experience as a kid with some animated movie in the theaters. Brand new movie, but I *KNEW* I had seen it before. Wish I could remember the name of it.

    Weird.
     
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    Well, there goes my screenplay.
     
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    Funny, I remember a physics teacher saying stuff along the same lines...Years ago.
     
  15. Rodimus Prime

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    I know the ending of movies quite a bit, usually because A) there's only so many stories to tell B) The story isn't all that interesting, and so my mind begins to figure everything out in advance.

    I can also end people's sentences for them all the time if I wanted to be rude. It's just logic.

    Nothing to it, really. :p 
     
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    Well, This stinks.
     
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    I want to hear more about the animal experiments. That was the only interesting part of the article, and they glossed over it in two sentences!
     
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    No no, I don't mean in a general sense..I mean, knowing full lines of dialogue or entire scenes before they play out. Word for word.
     
  19. FreshDebesh

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    Then you're just a weirdo.
     
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    Honestly, I think that's half enculturation, half "deja vu." In the 1600s, classical musicians used to claim they had some sort of 6th sense because they could predict whole sections of music. Thing of it is, that was a period where the music was, honestly, pretty predictable and so many folks were doing such similar music that, yeah, you could probably predict the next few (or many) bars of a tune.

    Film and television today, by and large, has a lot of formula to it, and I think folks in our generation digest enough film media per year to be able to make pretty accurate calls on what's next, sometimes down to the next few lines of dialogue. Part of it might be your brain saying, "I recognize this from elsewhere," like they mentioned in the article...the other part might just be that you "know your TV" (or film media) well enough to predict subconsciously without effort.
     

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