posted on Jan, 17 2009 @ 11:21 AM
I believe dejavu to be a message from the subconscious to conscious that the scene you are experiencing has been experienced before. When we
experience something, the neurons in our brain are triggered uniquely and in a specific order, and then that pattern is stored as memory. When we
experience something a second time, all of the same specific neurons are "aligned" in the same order, but when this is stored, our brain recognizes
the exact repetition of memory. The "symptoms" of dejavu support this. I have dejavu often, and when I do, my senses usually close up a little, as
if in a dream; the scene doesn't feel real. This seems to be because when the brain recognizes the repetition, it treats the new memory as a dream
because that's what dreams are, our awareness of our short-term memory changing to long-term memory, in essence a playback of the day.
In saying this, there's a possibility that the brain can misinterpret a scene and record it as the same as an older scene. There's also the
possibility that the memory the brain is comparing against might be wrongly recorded, which makes sense why with many dejavu-s, you can't remember
when you've seen the scene before.
Now, I said "I believe dejavu to be a message from the subconscious to conscious that the scene you are experiencing has been experienced before"
and that could mean your brain is in error or that two experiences are similar enough to create it, but it could also mean you have solely experienced
it within your mind, a premonition. I am convinced in this because I, unlike most, know when my day-dreams or thoughts, and sometimes even
experiences, are premonitory. So, at those times I write down what I feel could become a dejavu. In many of these "visions" I can even see myself
experiencing dejavu. In some of the "visions" I have even realized that I was watching myself and tried telling myself things in the past, a complex
conundrum. Many of these "pre-dejavu-s" have come to pass but some have not. Many that I thought impossible due to changes in circumstances that
were obviously present in the "pre-dejavu" happened through twists in my life anyway. The absence of some of my foreseen dejavu-s makes sense
because they were obviously affected by some of the large changes in my life.
I have also experienced bouncing dejavu-s and repeating ones. The term "repeating dejavu-s" is self-explanatory. I call bouncing dejavu-s bouncing
because they begin with a simple, probably biologically-caused dejavu. Later I will experience the same dejavu but at the same time experience a
"pre-dejavu" of the next time I will have it. Looking from a disconnected perspective, I experience something throughout time repeatedly, differing
only slightly, so that each time I realize it, I realize all the others, or at least the next one.
The one thing I'm sure of concerning premonitions, is that the human mind has an innate, higher functioning sense of the most probable outcome of any
situation. I don't know if this is because of its mysterious ability to sense and possibly manipulate energy, but I have experienced it too much to
discount it. Lastly, throughout this post, I've used the terms scene and experience, seen and felt, interchangeably but it is possible to have a
solely visual dejavu