Recognition Memory, Familiarity, and Déjà vu Experiences

  title={Recognition Memory, Familiarity, and D{\'e}j{\`a} vu Experiences},
  author={Anne M. Cleary},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={353 - 357}
  • A. Cleary
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
Déjà vu occurs when one feels as though a situation is familiar, despite evidence that the situation could not have been experienced before. Until recently, the topic of déjà vu remained largely outside of the realm of mainstream scientific investigation. However, interest in investigating the nature of déjà vu is growing among researchers of cognitive processes. In some cases, déjà vu may be understood within the context of research on human recognition memory. Specifically, déjà vu may… Expand

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