posted on Jun, 6 2009 @ 12:44 AM
I apologize if this has been referenced...its late, Ill check back tomorrow through the entire thread rather than skipping through
A while ago online I found a page where a doctor had done some research into deja vu. Basically, his theory came down to that some people may have
delayed signals in what they see being relayed/interpreted by the brain, depending on the length of your optic nerve, angle of view, and some other
variables I dont quite recall. In other words, you see something with both eyes, but one reaches your brain before the other.
This is where I dont remember everything. He explained that when this delay or lapse time between both signals reaching the brain is between something
like 25 and 30 milliseconds, deja vu like occurances occur. The reason being that during this timeframe, the first image to reach the brain has enough
time to register as a memory, but you dont really have enough time to recall that happening, so when the signal from the other eye reaches the brain,
its almost immediate but you recall that "memory", and get that deja vu feeling.
Not sure if I necesarily believe that, but I did find it an interesting read. Unfortunately, my computer crapped out so I lost the link...I'll try to
find it and post it here if anyone is interested