A review of the déjà vu experience.

@article{Brown2003ARO,
  title={A review of the d{\'e}j{\`a} vu experience.},
  author={Alan S. Brown},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2003},
  volume={129 3},
  pages={
          394-413
        }
}
  • Alan S. Brown
  • Published 1 May 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
For more than a century, the déjà vu experience has been examined through retrospective surveys, prospective surveys, and case studies. About 60% of the population has experienced déjà vu, and its frequency decreases with age. Déjà vu appears to be associated with stress and fatigue, and it shows a positive relationship with socioeconomic level and education. Scientific explanations of déjà vu fall into 4 categories: dual processing (2 cognitive processes momentarily out of synchrony… 
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