Re: virus: Phenomenology of Deja Vu

David McFadzean (
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 09:22:08 -0700

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From: Tim Rhodes <> To: <> Date: Tuesday, February 16, 1999 2:24 AM Subject: Re: virus: Phenomenology of Deja Vu

>That's one of the best theories I've heard as well. That something goes a
>little screwy for a moment or two and sensory input gets filed into memory
>first, before it gets a chance to be registered into the conscousness.

I read a theory (possibly from Dennett) that perception and memory are subjectively similar experiences that come from different parts of the brain. When something goes wrong and a perception gets funneled through the other part, it seems like a memory and we experience deja vu.

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