Can deja vu result from similarity to a prior experience? Support for the similarity hypothesis of deja vu.

@article{Cleary2009CanDV,
  title={Can deja vu result from similarity to a prior experience? Support for the similarity hypothesis of deja vu.},
  author={Anne M. Cleary and Anthony J. Ryals and Jason S. Nomi},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={1082-8}
}
The strange feeling of having been somewhere or done something before--even though there is evidence to the contrary--is called déjà vu. Although déjà vu is beginning to receive attention among scientists (Brown, 2003, 2004), few studies have empirically investigated the phenomenon. We investigated the hypothesis that déjà vu is related to feelings of familiarity and that it can result from similarity between a novel scene and that of a scene experienced in one's past. We used a variation of… CONTINUE READING

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