Saturday, December 10, 2005

Deja Vu

No I am not talking about the strip club! I am talking about the actual event. I just learned what causes this from my Anatomy and Physiology teacher. Here is the deal, I am willing to divluge this information if the following criteria are met:

1) You must tell me what your theory is without mentioning The Matrix.

2) For everyone that tells their theory, one of their friends must tell their own theory and mention your name.

3) Once this happens 7 successful times I will reveal the truth about this sexy topic.

4) You must care about this project, if your reading this you don't have anything better to do anyway....get to work!

5) I love you all....your my little bits of sunshine.

6) No...You do not already know what causes Deja Vu.


Anonymous ss said...

i think deja vu is caused by witnessing two independent things that are similar

3:50 PM  
Blogger K. said...

My theory is that it is a short-circuit in your brain. While your neurons are busy recording some particular experience, your brain has a temporary system malfunction and thinks it is *retrieving* the memory, rather than *storing* the memory. It thinks it is *retrieving* the memory, rather than...woah, that was weird.

Either that, or something involving aliens and/or the space-time continuum.

Some other related phenomena include:

Deja Brew - the feeling that its time to have another beer

Deja Clue - the feeling that you've played this board game before

Deja Poo - well, no need to explain that feeling

Deja Roux - the feeling that you were a Cajun in a past life

Gay ja Vu - the feeling that you'd look fabulous in a black turtleneck and tight jeans


6:52 PM  
Blogger Bean said...

I'm guessing that when you witness something that is similar to something youve witnessed before, you get a feeling of remembering that you rememebered this once before, without really rememebering the original memorey. A memory of making a memory. But I do like K's theory - the "record" command getting mixed up with the "fetch" command.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

I think it's maybe an issue of messed up neurological timing or a synapse mis-fire or something like that. I like it when it happens.

9:02 AM  
Blogger fooiemcgoo said...

k's sounds pretty good. although it doesn't account for the sensation that you feel like you have already experienced something you are presently experiencing.

my guess is that it has something to do with the way old memories are compared to new experiences.

for example, if i went to bleaches' house, and we went into his bedroom and there was 4 red snare drums and 2 black drumsticks. I would rememebr that i suppose. then, 4 years later, when that memory starts to fade, i go over to somebody elses;s house and he has 4 black bass drums and 2 purple drumsticks. and they were all arranged in a similar way. my brain, would say "we have seen this already", considering that the majority of the information is still the same, and that memory was fuzzy anyhow. I would get a sensation of familarity, even though I had never been there.

10:15 AM  
Blogger fooiemcgoo said...

I guess i just repeated what ss said.

I didn't realize how "similar" our comments were :)

10:17 AM  
Blogger fooiemcgoo said...

I guess i just repeated what ss said.

I didn't realize how "similar" our comments were :)

10:20 AM  
Blogger goostermon said...

I don't have a theory, but an observation ... I notice that whenever I have deja vu it is never about something I'm particularly happy or unhappy about experienceing again ... I'm ambivalent about what I'm experiencing, just wowed by the fact of having deja vu. Thus, even though I've deja vu many times, I can't remember a single incident. For all I know, every time it happens it's the same broken record going "skip" in my brain again.

I also notice that no one (including me) is following the rules, so B. is never going to reveal the answer.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous John said...

When I get deja vu. It is always when someone is talking. Then I think to myself. I know what they are going to say. most of the time what they say matches the thought in my head, but in several cases I have blurted out "I just had deja vu, and I know what your getting ready to say." this always screws it up because then people just want to argue that I don't know what they were going to say, and I have never had deja vu about a deja vu agrument.
speaking of deja vu anybody want to buy some property in NO, I got a really good deal and I'm ready to flip it.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Dr. Ghost said...

tDeja vu is a condition where your brain circuitry gets temporarily out of whack. The neurons that are responsible for long-term memory processing get "excited" when short-term memory neurons should have been "excited" in the moment.

As a result what you are experiencing in the moment is thus judged by your brain processing center as if you had experienced this moment before, when in fact you really just experienced it for the first time.

10:48 PM  
Blogger Bleach n Sheets said...

Good answers...Good wrong answers. This is your last chance to post a theory, I will put the answer on here tomorrow.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Bean said...

It's what happens when you get drunk at a bachelor party and go to a strip club in Louisville where they have "hundreds of beautiful girls, and 3 ugly ones".

2:03 PM  
Blogger fooiemcgoo said...

hows this? a new experience is delayed in being processesd into memory, so when it finaklly does it seems like a old expereience even though it just happened.

10:15 AM  

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