posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 03:39 PM
Some scientists have explained that when you remember something, your brain puts out/experiences a certain bio/neuro-chemical. It is associated with
the "wow this is totally familar" feeling.
They theorize that if some unknown thing goes wrong and the brain intermittantly releases some of that biochemical (for no-apparent-reason),
then it would randomly give people "the feeling of memory" -- that they had experienced before whatever situation they were in at the moment of the
This is how they explain Deja Vu.
However, this explanation fails entirely in two areas, for me;
1) There is no reason for suspecting that this is happening, or why it would, and
2) If a GENUINE 'remembering' were taking place, it would make sense that this chemical came about.
There is no way to prove 1 is true or prove 2 is not true at this time; doing so solely because some people don't want to believe that there is any
way to perceive information prior to its 'physical consensus reality experience' is IMO its own kind of irrational thinking.
Seth (via Jane Roberts) suggested that Deja Vu was a side effect of precognition. Essentially that one was subconsciously exposed to a future
experience, and when that experience then happened, the recognition factors triggers the memory chemical which leads to the powerful sense of "wow
this has happened before."
I had a real problem with deja vu most of my life. It was nearly chronic. Sometimes it shifted a little back and forth in time; I would get it a few
seconds after an experience, anywhere up to a few seconds before an experience (definitely predictive); even as a child on the playground I remember
this. I used to assume, for years, that I'd dreamed it, as I often did stuff that later happened, and that I just didn't remember the dream.
I had a period where it got so powerful, in the early 90's, it could completely take over my relationship to reality: it was so disturbing to feel
like every smallest detail of reality was known and predictable that I would do something to try and "break the chain" of it to make it go away. At
limited levels, Deja Vu is fascinating and fun. At really major levels it's almost frightening.