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Deja Vu Vu Vu Vu | Strange Attractor
"Many of us have experienced déjà vu…But for some of us, it becomes pathological.

One man had it so badly that he stopped watching TV because everything seemed to be a repeat, even the news, recalls psychologist Chris Moulin of the University of Leeds, U.K.

Yet when Moulin offered to help him, he adds, it was futile at first. The man “said there was no point visiting the clinic because he’d already been there.”"

"Moulin believes a circuit in an area of the brain under the temples, called the temporal lobe, fires up when we recall the past. This creates the experience of remembering, but also a ‘recollective experience’—the sense of the self in the past.

In a person with chronic déjà vu this circuit is either overactive or permanently switched on, creating memories where none exist, he argues. When new events are processed, they are accompanied by a strong feeling of remembering."

[via: http://www.rereviewed.com/roguesemiotics/?p=683 ]
dejavu  humor  chronicdejavu  psychology  memory  2006  pathology  pathologies  chrismoulin  from delicious
april 2011 by robertogreco
Kim Stanley Robinson: science fiction's realist | Books | guardian.co.uk
"Time is strangely braided … Walter Benjamin talked about it – you go forwards in time but we're always looking backwards in a rear view mirror. That struck me as interesting. … [he explores] three different temporal dimensions – the first moving very fast, at the speed of light, the second very slow and "vibrating slowly back and forth, as if the universe itself were a single string or bubble", the third – antichronos – in reverse. We experience them as one, creating a three-way interference pattern, which accounts for sensations such as foresight, déjà vu, nostalgia and precognition. The compound nature of time, Robinson writes, "creates our perception of both transience and permanence, of being and becoming". … Today, he says, "we're all in a science fiction novel. …The world has become a science fiction novel, everything's changing so quickly. Science fiction turns out to be the realism of our time, which is very satisfying.""
via:preoccupations  science  future  books  mythology  sciencefiction  scifi  time  writing  dejavu  nostalgia  precognition  realism  kimstanleyrobinson 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Second Look: Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are « FirstShowing.net
"Warner Brothers has released the very first two stills from the movie and they certainly are eye brow raising."
mauricesendak  spikejonze  film  wherethewildthingsare  glvo  children  books  fantasy  dejavu  cinema 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Mind Tricks Explained - Popular Science
"The latest research on déjà vu, out-of-body experiences and other head games"
brain  illusion  science  dejavu  mind  cognitive 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Cordoning Off the Past - New York Times
"Sebald's work reads like a lamentation or a dirge, as though existence itself were no more than a way station on the journey from dust-to-dustness (''We lie prostrate on the boards, dying, our whole lives long'') and he had long ago said his goodbyes. His books are all depictions, in one way or another, of the ashen premonition of loss; and they might be said to take place in a state of permanent déjà vu, in which a geographic site that is reconstructed from ''mountains of rubble'' or an emotion that is dredged up from the ocean floor of psychic debris seems no more than a revisiting of something that was glimpsed once before, in a far-off time or place."
dejavu  philosophy  literature  memory  wgsebald  camus  writing  life  fiction  germany  history  books  war  geography  place  albertcamus 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Howstuffworks "How Deja Vu Works"
"There are more than 40 theories as to what deja vu is and what causes it, and they range from reincarnation to glitches in our memory processes. In this article, we'll explore a few of those theories to shed some light on this little understood phenomeno
science  cognitive  mind  dejavu  psychology 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Research deciphers 'déjà-vu' brain mechanics - MIT News Office
"Neuroscientists at... MIT report in the June 7 early online edition of Science that they have identified for the first time a neuronal mechanism that helps us rapidly distinguish similar, yet distinct, places. The discovery helps explain the sensation of
dejavu  memory  neuroscience  psychology  science  cognition  cognitive  genetics  knowledge  research  health  brain  biology 
june 2007 by robertogreco
The Re:Project
"The Re:Project is a technological probe and visual database of recounted moments of déjà vu experienced by you. Signs planted around San Francisco pinpoint exact locations of previous moments of déjà vu, and are color coded in relationship to which t
dejavu  mobile  phones  gps  geography  maps  psychology  location-based 
june 2006 by robertogreco
Issue 513, 30 January 2006, Giving déjà vu a second look
"Psychologists from Leeds’ memory group are working with sufferers of chronic déjà vu on the world’s first study of the condition."
psychology  research  science  memory  health  dejavu  brain  neuroscience 
january 2006 by robertogreco

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