3 February 2015

Watch: The Cause And Occurrence Of Déjà Vu Explained

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Have you ever gone through a brand new experience that seems distinctly familiar? How can we explain the glitch we call déjà vu?

Biologist and PBS host of It's Okay To Be Smart, Joe Hanson examines the concept of déjà vu in his video.

According to Hanson, remembering has also been viewed as "mental time travel", and often this process goes haywire. The phenomenon of déjà vu is not physical, but a sensation we feel when we recognise something as familiar but are unable to recall the context.

Watch the video below for a more comprehensive explanation of déjà vu below.

[via Laughing Squid]