posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 08:33 PM
I freakin love neuro-biology.....Deja vu is in fact a neuro-biological anomaly, anomlaous in the fact that its occurrence cannot be predicted , but
pretty standard and explainable as far as causation and mechanism goes, now im spouting this from memory so it might not be 100% correct, but as any
of you know that actually reads my ramblings and theories this all ties in with what i believe to be the mechanism for reported haunting activity and
has to do with our perception and synaptical firings. Deja Vu in its biological form should NOT be confused with precognition, clairvoyance or any
other alleged para-normal activity, now that is not to say that the biological mechanisms involved arent the same ones involved in these things i just
mentioned, in fact i believe that they are! Think of it like this .....the biological mechanism of our tongue provides us not only the ability to
speak but also allows us to taste, see what i mean? same biological mechanism, but two different outcomes, this temporal stuff involved in perception
i believe operates the same way. But anyway here goes.....
To date deja vu has been isolated by scientists to be caused by two different occurrences in our brains. But is a defect in the synaptical firings
involved in the optical process.
1. When we use our vision we actually have two inputs coming into our thalamus, one from each eye. Each eye has its own nerve that comes together and
travels on to the thalamus and is translated and sent to the appropriate areas of our brains, now sometimes due to certain mitigating factors the
impulses from one eye will arrive in the thalamus before the impulse from the other eye does. This can be caused by chemical imbalances in our bodies,
i forget exactly what, but inessence we have seen the scene a split second before but our brain didnt process it in our active consciousness but
instead will process it as a "memory" when it receives the second impulse. I have stated many many times that our brain filters out hundres if not
thousands on images, sounds and sensations in the course of a normal day, and this is a good example of the, our brain didnt recognize the image from
the single eye and discarded it as incomprehensible but when joined a split second later by the second image then taps into our "memory" section and
we feel that we have seen this before, well actually we have!
2. I have also mentioned before the importance of our right temporal lobe and its activity in relation to what we study. Another cause of deja vu is
random inadvertant firings of the synapses in our right temporal lobe. These are similar to a small minute seizure and will cause us to mistakenly
believe that we have seen this image before when in fact we havent. The nerves in this area of our brain mistakenly PERCEIVE (my favorite word) what
we are seeing as something that happened before.
If you pay attention to all my writings and ramblings it is easy to see the connotation among all these seemingly different phenomenon......Russell