Déjà vu: possible parahippocampal mechanisms.

  title={D{\'e}j{\`a} vu: possible parahippocampal mechanisms.},
  author={Josef Spatt},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  volume={14 1},
  • Josef Spatt
  • Published 2002 in
    The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical…
Déjà vu experiences are common in normal subjects. In addition, they are established symptoms of temporal lobe seizures. The author argues that the phenomenon is the result of faulty and isolated activity of a recognition memory system that consists of the parahippocampal gyrus and its neocortical connections. This memory system is responsible for judgments of familiarity. The result is that a momentary perceived scene is given the characteristics of familiarity that normally accompany a… CONTINUE READING


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