Just a thought: Is Déjà vu based on the same mechanics as prophecies themselves?Hi guys. So I was thinking, about human nature and the phenomenon, de javu. Here are my thoughts about it.
Déjà vu, from French, literally "already seen", is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has been experienced in the past, whether it has actually happened or not. Also there similiar phenomenons, for example:
Jamais vu (from French, meaning "never seen") is a term in psychology which is used to describe any familiar situation which is not recognized by the observer. Often described as the opposite of déjà vu, jamais vu involves a sense of eeriness and the observer's impression of seeing the situation for the first time, despite rationally knowing that he or she has been in the situation before. Jamais vu is more commonly explained as when a person momentarily does not recognize a word, person, or place that they already know. Jamais vu is sometimes associated with certain types of aphasia, amnesia, and epilepsy.
Presque vu (from French, meaning "almost seen") is the sensation of being on the brink of an epiphany. Often very disorienting and distracting, presque vu rarely leads to an actual breakthrough. Frequently, one experiencing presque vu will say that they have something "on the tip of my tongue".
Déjà entendu, (literally "already heard") is the experience of feeling sure that one has already heard something, even though the exact details are uncertain or were perhaps imagined.
As you can see, they are very similiar, and all of them have something to do with memory and senses. But aren´t they just a, like I like to call, "brain problem" ?
The explanation of Déjà vu vary. Youtube channel Ted Ed made a video "What is Déjà vu? What is Déjà vu? - Michael Molina" about this phenomenon, which proposes theories about what can cause such thing.
Also, same thing was done by youtube channel Vsauce, they also made a video "What is Déjà vu ?", where they looked on the phenomenon more biologically.