Déjà vu: The Glitch In The Matrix

Déjà vu: The Glitch In The Matrix

Most people have experienced a sensation where while being in a situation, event, or place, we feel as if we have already experienced the same. This sensation is called déjà vu, meaning ‘already seen’ in french.

Some say these are false memories or a past-life remembrance. Others state that it is a short circuit in our brain or some activity in the ‘rhinal cortex’ of the brain.

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Scientists have studied this phenomenon in the lab using hypnosis and virtual reality, concluding it to be related to memory, where we experience a feeling of familiarity as the new experience seems to be traced according to an old memory.

A new study using MRI scans suggested that déjà vu is related to decision making, and the brain may be trying to resolve a conflict in the memory index.

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