July 26th, 2006

ronin

Deja Vu was created in the lab!!

Two key processes are thought to occur when someone recognizes a familiar object or scene. First, the brain searches through memory traces to see if the contents of that scene have been observed before. If they have, a separate part of the brain then identifies the scene or object as being familiar. In deja vu, this second process may occur by mistake, so that a feeling of familiarity is triggered by a novel object or scene.

http://science.slashdot.org/science/06/07/26/1539226.shtml

Conspiracy theory buffs, start your theories....