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    Hi,

    I have a theory about Deja Vu which I would be interested to hear your opinions on.

    It might be completely wrong, but am just going with the flow, so please be considerate in your criticism.
    If causality which is one of the criticisms against the validity of my theory, is made redundant by the law of space-time continuum, then all matter will have a constant pressure of time upon itself.
    Why the pressure? Because time is a constant, and involved in all aspects of the universe. Imagine a world where nothing appears to move,
    you will have peoples atoms spinning in a constant flux, but not in outwards motions. When you add motion to the scene, by the effect of rotation, see circular motion example. Fictitious force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    you will have people's atoms propelling in all directions.
    Secondly, if you reintroduce causality, but think of time as circular and view time itself as motion and an action inducing element - causality, then all peoples atoms rotate on the fourth dimension of time in the time-space continuum, thus leaving the three dimensions we already know about as motionless. It would mean that all we do in life, is already done, will be done, and is done, on the fourth dimension, going in a circular motion all the time. The diagram shows all time lines, past, present and future, looping back to each other.


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    Sorry. Nothing to do with physics or the science of time.

    Deja vu is pretty well understood as a simple anomaly in memory processing within the brain. The fact that people taking certain medications have these experiences more than others is yet more support for this theory. Dj vu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    Deja Vu is the misfiring of the brain, recieving information and then informing the parts of the brain for intellectual consideration. There are multiple studies showing that the brain recieves and takes a short time to respond. With deja vu the mind simply took so long to interperet the event and makes your mind think you have seen it before.

    Although I have one odd experience I must share, I once saw what was going to happen in the future and did it. Did I really see the future or had I experienced it and my mind and senses took time to catch up? Who knows. The mind is very strange. What we do know is that this crossing over of dimensions is a extreme explanation of deja vu which could and probably is much simpler to explain, and we have with this theory of psychology and not physics.
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    There are multiple studies showing that the brain recieves and takes a short time to respond. With deja vu the mind simply took so long to interperet the event and makes your mind think you have seen it before.
    That's not the usual description of the event. The best way to understand it is that you normally process things in short-term memory and, in the normal course of things, it will go into long term memory. When we remember stuff it comes from long-term memory.

    With deja vu, it seems the whole process has been side-stepped or short-circuited so that our initial perception is that it seems to be coming from a long term memory.
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    Thanks for the replies guys. It was an interesting theory to posit, but the answers you have given seem correct, and that is what I'll go by. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    There are multiple studies showing that the brain recieves and takes a short time to respond. With deja vu the mind simply took so long to interperet the event and makes your mind think you have seen it before.
    That's not the usual description of the event. The best way to understand it is that you normally process things in short-term memory and, in the normal course of things, it will go into long term memory. When we remember stuff it comes from long-term memory.

    With deja vu, it seems the whole process has been side-stepped or short-circuited so that our initial perception is that it seems to be coming from a long term memory.
    Yes that's the one, I often scan read articles and it can sidestep my memory, I'm sure a deja vu joke here would be far from funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantime View Post
    I'm sure a deja vu joke here would be far from funny.
    Hmm, how about this... Gee. I swear I've seen this thread before!

    Anyway, this thread had potential to become a frenzy, and I'm glad it didn't turn so. Good job to you guys for the cool-headed responses.
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    my question is how can anyone understand why people have dreams of things that havent occured yet, and a couple weeks later that same situation occurs. There have been times where the same event happens more than once for me. I will have a dream about it and it will happen (deja vu) and a couple months later the same thing happens again. Every single detail is the same. When I was in 7th grade i dreamed of my first day as a freshmen in high school being in a white room with a blond teacher. 2 years later my first day as a freshman i was in a white room and my home teacher had blond hair. I have never been in this school or anything so my understanding is that somehow I made a well thought picture of my first day of high school before it even happened. Do other thoughts happen like this as well?? I'm not sure how anyone can say they understand the brain because there so things arre just best to leave unknown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtneal2010 View Post
    my question is how can anyone understand why people have dreams of things that havent occured yet, and a couple weeks later that same situation occurs.
    A combination of confirmation bias and apophenia.

    How many times have you dreamt about things that didn't happen.

    How accurately do the things you have dreamt about match the things that happen? Is it a case of dreaming that your friend John has has a car accident involving a red Mercedes C-class on the junction of 9th and Hennepin at 2:43 in the afternoon of the 17th August? Or is it more like you dreamt of someone driving a bus into a river at night and then John has the above accident?

    Remember, a lot of the time you dream about stuff that happens in real life. So it is not too surprising if something similar to some of those things happen in real life one day.

    If you really do have dreams that predict the future then I recommend keeping a notebook by your bed and going to sleep thinking about the lottery.
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    What percentage of classrooms have white walls? What percentage of schoolteachers are blondes?

    How powerful is the desire to believe?
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    The other problem is the general one of memory in the first place. Most people have no way of knowing how much their processes of thinking and recollections actually change the content of their memories. Let alone how much their preferences and desires might have influenced that thinking.

    (Hence the advice to write down dreams when you have them rather than recall them later - when you are recalling a recollection which may or may not have been overlaid or otherwise affected by later experiences.)
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    There is a story that Churchill awoke from a dream in which the meaning of Life and the Universe was revealed to him. He always kept a notepad at his bedside, so he wrote down this powerful insight. In the morning he recalled that he had experienced some great revelation, but could not recall what it was. He consulted the notepad where he found the words Brussel Sprouts.
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