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.


Overall, the amount of times someone experiences deja vu decreases after the age of 25.

old manSource: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/frontiers-for-young-minds/what-is-d-233-j-224-vu/

Researchers believe deja vu could be directly correlated with dopamine levels in the brain. This also explains why younger people experience deja vu more.

dopamineSource: https://www.livescience.com/38280-what-is-deja-vu.html

In a review of years of studies, it seems that after testing electrical stimulation of the temporal lobe, patients were said to experience complex emotions of unreality and deja vu.

temporal lobeSource: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2889679/

Deja vu could be just your brain failing to create memories correctly, creating a memory twice during your experience.

Brain_memory 2Source: http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/17131/1/What-Causes-Deja-Vu.html

One survey found that two-thirds of adults claim to have experienced deja vu at least once.

crowdSource: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/14/science/deja-vu-if-it-all-seems-familiar-there-may-be-a-reason.html?_r=0

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