Recognition Without Identification, Erroneous Familiarity, and Déjà Vu

  title={Recognition Without Identification, Erroneous Familiarity, and D{\'e}j{\`a} Vu},
  author={Akira R. O'Connor and Chris J A Moulin},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
Déjà vu is characterized by the recognition of a situation concurrent with the awareness that this recognition is inappropriate. Although forms of déjà vu resolve in favor of the inappropriate recognition and therefore have behavioral consequences, typical déjà vu experiences resolve in favor of the awareness that the sensation of recognition is inappropriate. The resultant lack of behavioral modification associated with typical déjà vu means that clinicians and experimenters rely heavily on… 

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