25 Facts About Deja Vu That Might Seem Familiar

Deja vu is the feeling that what you’re experiencing has already taken place. Chances are you’ve had deja vu at least once in your lifetime. It’s a bizarre, unsettling, and sometimes eerie occurrence which is difficult and almost nigh-impossible to replicate. Believe it or not, the science around deja vu still remains a big mystery with only theories to guide our understanding. Still, we’ve made great strides in unlocking its secrets. Curious to find out more about deja vu? Here are 25 Facts About Deja Vu That Might Seem Familiar.


The term "Deja Vu" is actually a French term meaning, "Already Seen."

deja vuSource: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/emotional-freedom/201004/the-meaning-deja-vu

In certain cases, people who experience deja vu say it resembled a dream they once had.

dreamsSource: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dream-factory/201410/dream-d-j-vu

Because it happens quickly and randomly, deja vu is difficult to understand and study.

researchSource: http://www.encyclopedia.com/philosophy-and-religion/other-religious-beliefs-and-general-terms/miscellaneous-religion/deja-vu

Some psychological studies have shown mundane settings, fatigue, and stressful situations may trigger deja vu.

stressSource: http://discovermagazine.com/2005/sep/psychology-of-deja-vu

During his studies of deja vu, Sigmund Freud believed the feeling had to do with the memory of an unconscious dream.

Sigmund_FreudSource: http://www.encyclopedia.com/philosophy-and-religion/other-religious-beliefs-and-general-terms/miscellaneous-religion/deja-vu

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