The Paw Print
This phenomenon or glitch in the matrix leaves the beholder thinking of a higher spirit or thinking of a past life. Deja Vu is a feeling of having experienced something in the past in spite of the experience being a new one. Some attribute it to disorders in brain while some link it with past life. On seeing something you had never seen before; have you felt you have seen it? Have you ever had the feeling of knowing something that is yet to happen? It was Deja Vu, and I’m not talking about the film with Denzel Washington, although, it is a classic.
What is Déjà vu? It is the phenomenon wherein one feels sure to have experienced a new situation previously. While facing an entirely new situation, one feels a familiarity with something experienced in the past. One feels to have been through the same thing in recent past or to have seen it in a dream. Emile Boirac, a French researcher in psychology, coined the term, ‘Deja Vu’.
The brain is a highly complex organ that is able to derive associations between different situations. The brain often tries to experimentally reproduce a situation that it has never faced before. Thus one’s own anticipation of a certain incident may make the person think he/she has already encountered a similar experience in the past.
Believe it or not, there are three different types of Deja Vu. Deja Senti refers to something ‘already felt’. It is a mental phenomenon and researchers believe that something felt in the past is very similar to that felt in the present. This similarity in the two experiences makes a person feel that he/she has felt the same way in the past.
Deja Vecu is the feeling that everything that is happening currently is identical to what had happened before and a strange idea about what is going to happen next. A person experiencing a Deja Vecu feeling claims to know what is going to happen in near future and often feels to have remembered it.
Deja Visiten is a feeling of having visited a completely new place. A person experiencing this form of Deja vu claims to have knowledge of an unvisited place. One claims to be well aware of the geography of a place, when the person has never been there in reality. Deja Visite is characterized by a weird know-how of a spot one has never ever visited
Researchers have long sought the reasons behind the Deja Vu. However, the researchers have discovered that Deja Vu can be the result of the mal-functioning of the electrical system of the brain. Now, some believe that there has to be a scientific reason for the brain to trick itself into thinking or believing it’s been here before. However, some believe that Deja Vu is a psychic ability that we humans possess. While some people, including me, believe that Deja Vu is the ability to see our past lives in our current selves.