Demographic and Psychological Features of Déjà Vu Experiences in a Nonclinical Japanese Population

  title={Demographic and Psychological Features of D{\'e}j{\`a} Vu Experiences in a Nonclinical Japanese Population},
  author={Naoto Adachi and Takuya Adachi and Michihiro Kimura and Nozomi Akanuma and Yoshikazu Takekawa and Masaaki Kato},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
The authors investigated the frequency and correlates of déjà vu experiences in 386 healthy adult volunteers recruited from several areas in Japan. Déjà vu experiences and related experiences were evaluated using the Inventory of Déjà vu Experiences Assessment. Déjà vu experiences were observed by 294 (76.2%) of the 386 participants. Persons who experienced déjà vu were younger and more educated than persons who had not experienced it. There were no differences in the frequency of déjà vu… Expand
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