Déjà vu

Déjà vu (/ (About this soundlisten)[1][2]; French: [deʒa vy]) is the feeling that one has lived through the present situation before.[3][4][5][6] The phrase translates literally as "already seen". Although some interpret déjà vu in a paranormal context,[7] mainstream scientific approaches reject the explanation of déjà vu as "precognition" or "prophecy". Rather, they explain it as the feeling that one has lived through the present situation before.[3][4][5][6] An anomaly of memory whereby, despite the strong sense of recollection, the time, place, and practical context of the "previous" experience are uncertain or believed to be impossible.[8][9][10] Two types of déjà vu are recognized: the pathological déjà vu usually associated with epilepsy or that which, when unusually prolonged or frequent, or associated with other symptoms such as hallucinations, may be an indicator of neurological or psychiatric illness,[11] and the non-pathological type characteristic of healthy people, about two-thirds of whom have had déjà vu experiences.[12][13][14][15][16] People who travel more or watch more movies are more likely to experience déjà vu than others.[17] Furthermore, people also tend to experience déjà vu more in fragile conditions or under high pressure, and research shows that the experience of déjà vu also decreases with age.[18]

Medical disorders

Déjà vu is most strongly associated with temporal lobe epilepsy.[19][20][21][medical citation needed] This experience is a neurological anomaly related to epileptic electrical discharge in the brain, creating a strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has already been experienced in the past.

Early researchers[when?] tried to establish a link between déjà vu and mental disorders such as anxiety, dissociative identity disorder and schizophrenia but failed to find correlations of any diagnostic value.[22] No special association has been found between déjà vu and schizophrenia.[23][24] A 2008 study found that déjà vu experiences are unlikely to be pathological dissociative experiences.[25][medical citation needed]

Some research has looked into genetics when considering déjà vu. Although there is not currently a gene associated with déjà vu, the LGII gene on chromosome 10 is being studied for a possible link. Certain forms of the gene are associated with a mild form of epilepsy and, though by no means a certainty, déjà vu, along with jamais vu, occurs often enough during seizures (such as simple partial seizures) that researchers have reason to suspect a link.[26]

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Dejavu
বাংলা: দেজা ভু
български: Дежавю
bosanski: Déjà vu
català: Déjà vu
čeština: Déjà vu
dansk: Deja-vu
Deutsch: Déjà-vu
eesti: Déjà-vu
Ελληνικά: Προμνησία
español: Déjà vu
Esperanto: Déjà vu
euskara: Déjà vu
français: Déjà-vu
ગુજરાતી: ડેઝા વુ
한국어: 기시감
hrvatski: Déjà-vu
Bahasa Indonesia: Déjà vu
íslenska: Déjà vu
italiano: Déjà vu
עברית: דז'ה וו
ქართული: დეჟავიუ
қазақша: Дежавю
kurdî: Dejavû
lietuvių: Déjà vu
magyar: Déjà vu
македонски: Дежа ви
مصرى: ديجافو
Bahasa Melayu: Déjà vu
Nederlands: Déjà vu
日本語: 既視感
norsk: Déjà vu
norsk nynorsk: Déjà vu
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਦੇਜਾ ਵੂ
Piemontèis: Già s-ciairà
polski: Déjà vu
português: Déjà vu
русский: Дежавю
Scots: Déjà vu
shqip: Deja Vu
کوردی: دێژاڤوو
српски / srpski: Дежа ви
suomi: Déjà-vu
svenska: Déjà vu
Türkçe: Déjà vu
українська: Дежавю
vèneto: Déjà vu
vepsän kel’: Dežavü
Tiếng Việt: Déjà vu
中文: 既視感