Science Still Has No Explanation For Déjà Vu, Being In-Sync WIth The Universe

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In 2016, it was believed that scientists have finally come up with a solution to explain the elusive phenomenon known as déjà vu wherein a person experiences a deep sensation of familiarity in response to an entirely new situation. However, it now appears that scientists have had to concede that despite their best efforts they are still no closer to thoroughly explaining what causes the unusual sensation.

Will scientists ever really understand déjà vu?

Akira O’Connor and his colleagues at the University of St Andrews believed that they had cracked the mystery of déjà vu in 2016. Prior to their experiment, it was believed that the phenomenon was being caused by the brain constructing false memories. However, O’Connor’s research suggested that this was not the case. The team attempted to trigger the sensation of déjà vu in a laboratory setting by deliberately forcing participants in the study to create false memories. They gave the participants a list of related words such as bed, pillow, night and dream. Afterwards, the participants were questioned and believed that they had heard the word ‘sleep’ which they had. When they were asked if they had heard the word, the participants reported that they were experiencing déjà vu as the word seemed to be familiar. The participants were subjected to a fMRI scan as they were being questioned and it was discovered that the hippocampus, which deals with memory, was not active when they experienced the sensation of familiarity. Instead, the frontal region of the brain which is responsible for decision-making appeared to light up instead.

While this study was seen as a key development in understanding déjà vu, it has now come under criticism. As O’Connor conceded, it is very difficult to study the phenomenon under laboratory settings because of its temporary and unusual nature. His study has also come under criticism for not precisely simulating the sensation of déjà vu which is seen as much more intense than vague ‘familiarity.’ Therefore, it may be that the study might be far more useful in understanding the construction of false memories than with the study of déjà vu.

According to some people, science cannot explain déjà vu at this current time because the sensation appears to be indicative of a higher form of consciousness and time that human beings do not currently understand well enough to be able to investigate in any significant way.

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