Deja Vu is a phenomenon that we all have experienced at some point in our lives. Translated from French language the term literally means “already seen”. When Deja Vu hits a person it is usually described as an intense eerie feeling of familiarity. A person believes that either the situation has happened before or it’s repeating itself. In other instances a person believes they recognize a place or an event that they have never seen in their life.
Unfortunately for believers in fortune tellers this one-of-a-kind overwhelming sensation is neither a premonition, nor clairvoyance.
According to recent studies in the fields of psychology and neurophysiology, the Deja Vu sensation could be simply explained as a short circuit in the brain caused by an anomaly in a very specific smaller region in the hippocampus that records our audio-visual memories such as the sense of time. Confusion between short-term and long-term memories caused by weak performance of this region in the brain is what makes us experience this peculiar feeling.
As further experiments have been conducted it was also concluded by scientists that the Deja Vu hits more frequently as we grow older.