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What causes deja vu?

What causes deja vu?

Déjà vu: French for 'already seen' is the sensation of having seen something/person/place before even though you know you haven't. Theories as to the cause abound [see following site for some: http://science.Howstuffworks.Com/science-vs-myth/extrasensory-perceptions/deja-vu.Htm] but no one knows for sure. ...Read more

Deja Vu (Definition)

Déjà vu is a feeling that a current event or experience has been experienced previously. It is thought to be an aberration of memory in which the "time stamp" of an event becomes mis-assigned to make it seem as if the event occurred previously. Almost everyone has experienced rare déjà vu events. When frequent it is rarely associated ...Read more


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Can a migraine cause deja vu?

Can a migraine cause deja vu?

Yes: Migraines can cause many stranges symptoms, but if ant symptom fails to resolve, you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What causes flashbacks if they are not traumatic? Could it be deja vu?

What causes flashbacks if they are not traumatic? Could it be deja vu?

Brain is fascinating: Think of brain as two.Pound computer with mega data processing capabilities not known to neuroscientist yet though we claim amydgla and hippocampus have become the focus of research as more vets r coming with flash backs some with and without trauma. Brain is much more complicated and registers every second in a memory in a digital file appears as flashback join us with patrick kennedynext week. ...Read more

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Can a pineal gland cyst cause seizures? I have deja vu more often than normal and cyst is only thing on MRI.

Can a pineal gland cyst cause seizures? I have deja vu more often than normal and cyst is only thing on MRI.

Cyst coincidental: The cyst does not cause your seizures which seem of complex partial character. Looked at your meds, and am perplexed why you are not taking an anti-epileptic drug, which is very much needed to control your spells. Do you have a neurologist? Leave the cyst alone, currently and concentrate on stopping the spells. ...Read more

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What is deja vu?

What is deja vu?

Deja vu: Deja vu is the sense that something which is actually unfamiliar, is familiar -- or has been experienced before. Most people have had such experiences occasionally, but in more frequent occurrence it can be associated with temporal lobe epilepsy. In them, it can happen just before a seizure. But, this experience does not have to mean any abnormal condition at all. ...Read more

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How do you explain deja vu?

How do you explain deja vu?

Deja vu: Deja vu is the sense that something which is actually unfamiliar, is familiar -- or has been experienced before. Most people have had such experiences occasionally, but in more frequent occurrence it can be associated with temporal lob epilepsy. In them, it can happen just before a seizure. But, this experience does not have to mean any abnormal condition at all. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have deja vu?

Deja vu: For brief periods of time & in response to stressor, yes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: deja vu?

What is the definition or description of: deja vu?

"Already Seen": Déjà vu is a feeling that a current event or experience has been experienced previously. It is thought to be an aberration of memory in which the "time stamp" of an event becomes mis-assigned to make it seem as if the event occurred previously. Almost everyone has experienced rare déjà vu events. When frequent it is rarely associated with temporal lobe epilepsy. ...Read more

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Why do some people have deja vu ? And what does it really mean?

That depends on: Who you ask and how often it happens. In combination with other symptoms, it can indicate a type of seizure disorder (partial complex). ...Read more