Scientists Examine Déjà vu
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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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.
Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung put forth some of the most well-known theories of dreaming.
NDEs are triggered during a life-threatening situation when the body is injured by blunt trauma, e.g., a heart attack or shock.
Many survivors tell of leaving their damaged bodies behind and entering a realm beyond everyday existence, freed from the usual boundaries of space and time. These powerful experiences can lead to a transformation of their lives.
Consciousness is everything you experience - taste, pain, love, feeling. Where these experiences come from is a mystery.
Many modern analytic philosophers of mind either deny the existence of consciousness, or they argue that they can never be meaningfully studied by science.
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