DÈJÁ VU | Draw My Life


Hey there, tiktakers! I’m sure you’ve gone through
that strange feeling where you already experienced something you are doing or seeing. This is
what is known as paramnesia, or more commonly “déjà vu”. But do you know what it means
or why it happens? Stay tuned, and see if this rings a bell. The expression comes directly from French
and means “already seen”. It was introduced in the 19th century by a French psychologist,
Émile Boirác, who was one of the first scholars on the subject. And although it always seems the same to us,
these experts distinguish three types of “déjà vu”. There is “déjà vécu”, “already lived”,
which is the most common. It refers to a complete experience, the actions, words, objects that
surround us… and that refer us to a lost memory. On the other hand, “déjà senti”,
“already felt”, is simply a sensation with no other meaning, which is not associated
to something specific that we are living, nor to any memory. And finally, there is the “déjà visité”,
“already visited”, in which we discover that we know about a subject that is new to us
or a place that we have never visited. These situations are what some people associate
with paranormal events or memories of past lives. Could it be then that “déjà vu” turns
us into clairvoyants or parapsychologists? Do not delude yourself too much tiktakers,
because once again science is there to take the mystery out of everything. If you think
about it well, even if we feel that something is familiar to us, we are never able to remember
the origin, and when we try to explain it, it is strange. This is one of the clues that
have led experts to conclude that the cause is a brain malfunction. The most widespread interpretation relates
to the process of memory storage. “Déjà vu” would simply be a small lapse or delay
in perceiving an external stimulus, and therefore our brain has the feeling that we are seeing
something we have already experienced. If you remember biology classes, you will
know that we have two different cerebral hemispheres. Although they usually work together, when
one of them processes the situation we experience within a fraction of a second before the other,
this confusing sensation is produced. Some symptoms of épilepsy have even been
associated with it, but there is evidence that déjà vu occurs mostly in young people
between the ages of 15 and 25, and this is because their minds are still under a growing
process. The truth is that there is no definitive explanation
for déjà vus. In spite of so many years of science, our mind is so complex that there
are still many unknown mysteries.

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