Why sometimes we feel that what is happening now has happened before also?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I think you mean Deja Vu.

    Yeah, I get these feelings sometimes. It is weird.

    I have been hearing lately it is called a Temporal Lobe epilipsey.

    Hope this helps you............... : - O

  • 1 decade ago

    This feeling is common, and called Deja Vu:

    The term "déjà vu" (French for "already seen", also called paramnesia) describes the experience of feeling that one has witnessed or experienced a new situation previously. The term was coined by a French psychic researcher, Émile Boirac (1851–1917) in his book L'Avenir des sciences psychiques (The Future of Psychic Sciences), which expanded upon an essay he wrote while an undergraduate French concentrator at the University of Chicago. The experience of déjà vu is usually accompanied by a compelling sense of familiarity, and also a sense of "eerieness", "strangeness", or "weirdness". The "previous" experience is most frequently attributed to a dream, although in some cases there is a firm sense that the experience "genuinely happened" in the past. Déjà vu has been described as "Remembering the future".

    The experience of déjà vu seems to be very common; in formal studies 70% or more of the population report having experienced it at least once. References to the experience of déjà vu are also found in literature of the past, indicating it is not a new phenomenon. It has been extremely difficult to invoke the déjà vu experience in laboratory settings, therefore making it a subject of few empirical studies, recently researchers have found ways to recreate this sensation using hypnosis.[1]

    Source(s): www.wikipedia.org
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    de ja vu! -a mind-memory mix up for a nano-second,causes this thought and feeling.in my opinion.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I had a feeling someone was going to ask this question and that I was going to be answering it this evening and that someone was going to knock on my door , and-----hold on a second---there's someone at my door------------------------------------------------------

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