Why does the “deja vu effect” arise?

Sometimes you walk down the street, do the dishes, talk to another person, or just read a book and here again! You get the feeling that you have already seen it somewhere, felt it, heard it and even were in this situation, it seems that you even know what will happen in the next second, only this only seems to be ...

In fact, it is not possible to recall the exact facts, literally a minute goes by, how a strange sensation completely dissipates, everything becomes ordinary and everyday, only leaving behind it a shadow of perplexity and questions that have no answers.

In fact, this is the very “deja vu” - a strange and even mystical phenomenon, which even the brightest minds of world science have not yet been able to fully explain! There are a number of hypotheses that try to explain what the deja vu effect really is, however, none of them is fully confirmed. So how do you figure out this strange phenomenon?

The word “deja vu” is of French origin, from “déjà vu”, which means “already seen”.

Scientists interpret it as a state in which a person has a feeling that he already fell into a similar situation and that he might even know what will happen in the next moment.

If you believe the static research, then 95%, at least once in life, but experienced something similar. It is also believed that only adults are able to face this effect, since children do not yet have sufficient clarity of consciousness, which means that they simply do not notice such situations.

In addition, there are two time intervals during which the probability of occurrence of the "deja vu" effect is maximal. These include adolescence (from 16 to 18 years) - a time when a person already has a clear perception of reality, but at the same time reacts quite sharply to any of its manifestations.

The second group includes people aged from 35 to 40 years, that is, those who are already fully formed personalities who have already determined themselves in life and just go through a certain line of rethinking life and its values.

Theories of origin

The term “deja vu” was introduced by the famous psychologist Emil Bouark at the end of the 19th century.

It must be said that his scientific research, based on facts from the most ancient times, was not immediately accepted by the scientific world. Phenomena that are similar in meaning were equated with mental disorders, however, it did not last long and deja vu received its official status.

And yet, why does this strange feeling arise? If you believe the researchers from the University of Massachusetts, then the cause of the birth of this phenomenon is the temporal region of the brain, hippocampus.

It is he who is responsible for comparing the new and past images, comparing them and recognizing the differences. It is with its help that we are able to distinguish the past from the present, are able to realize that we see a concrete phenomenon for the first time in our life, and have already seen something (read, watched, and so on).

So, when a failure occurs in this department, seen at the moment, it goes straight to the brain's memory center, without prior analysis, and after a split second, the failure is eliminated, and a new request for comparing information is made. It turns out that the human mind compares new information with memories that have just been obtained, which were not remembered.

At this moment, the deja vu effect happens.The causes of such failures can serve as stresses, nervous overvoltages, changes in atmospheric pressure, and, in very rare cases, mental illness.

From the point of view of psychology, experts explain this effect as follows: a person, being in a completely unfamiliar situation for him, tries, in order to avoid stress, at the subconscious level to find some familiar elements. And when it is impossible to find such, he invents them himself.

There is another interesting theory, based on the value of metaphysics: there is an opinion that in addition to the well-known three dimensions, there is another, fourth time dimension. This is explained as follows: we exist here and now, perceiving only the present with consciousness. But no one can argue that at the same time with us, there is the past and the present, and a deja vu arises when a certain failure occurs between parallel dimensions and they intersect with each other.

The last of the existing theories is based on reincarnation and Buddhism: if you follow this religion, our souls are immortal and experience many lives, reincarnated at different times in different bodies.

Deja vu in this situation is a “memory” from past lives. However, it is hard to believe in such an approach, especially in situations where unexpectedly "remember" the cases in which objects from the future participate, for example, mobile phones, computers and so on that could not exist in the past.

In which of the existing versions to believe - it's personal, nevertheless, this phenomenon is still too poorly studied, and therefore causes a constant interest on the part of "mere mortals."

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