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Originally posted by TheGreatestKIdd
I always heard it was the synapse in our brain firing at a slower rate than normal so our eyes take in information slower than our brain comprehends it. We literally "see" and "know" milliseconds before the actual event is taken in visually or audibly, so we feel like we know what's going to happen. That's why you can't really predict what is going to happen next when experiencing deja vous, you just feel like you can. And that's why it's so fleeting, because it comes and goes so quickly once your electrical impulses catch back up.
Most scientists scoff at these "magical" explanations for neurological events, citing that they break many of the laws of nature (6). Some, however, point to more recent findings in physics, such as the possibility of particles that can travel backwards in time (tachyons), time loops and multiple universes. They say that these may give cause for more non-traditional ways of seeing causality and for the possibility of neurological "time travel" (1). This means that, maybe, just maybe, understanding déjà vu as a means of seeing into the past or future cannot be so immediately dismissed. It is certainly food for thought for the rising debate, anyway.