The Deja Vu Experience (Essays in Cognitive Psychology Series) / Edition 1

The Deja Vu Experience (Essays in Cognitive Psychology Series) / Edition 1

by Alan S. Brown, Phyllis Ed. Brown, S. Brown Alan
     
 

Most of us have been perplexed by a strange sense of familiarity when doing something for the first time. We feel that we have been here before, or done this before, but know for sure that this is impossible. In fact, according to numerous surveys, about two-thirds of us have experienced déjà vu at least once, and most of us have had multiple experiences.

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Overview

Most of us have been perplexed by a strange sense of familiarity when doing something for the first time. We feel that we have been here before, or done this before, but know for sure that this is impossible. In fact, according to numerous surveys, about two-thirds of us have experienced déjà vu at least once, and most of us have had multiple experiences.

There are a number of credible scientific interpretations of déjà vu, and this book summarizes the broad range of published work from philosophy, religion, neurology, sociology, memory, perception, psychopathology, and psychopharmacology. This book also includes discussion of cognitive functioning in retrieval and familiarity, neuronal transmission, and double perception during the déjà vu experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841690759
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/20/2004
Series:
Essays in Cognitive Psychology Series
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch 1: Introduction
Ch 2: Defining the Déjà vu Experience
Ch 3: Methods of Investigating Déjà vu
Ch 4: General incidence of déjà vu
Ch 5: Nature of the Déjà vu experience
Ch 6: Physical and psychological variables related to déjà vu
Ch 7: Physiopathology and déjà vu
Ch 8: Psychopathology and déjà vu
Ch 9: Jamais vu
Ch 10: Parapsychological Interpretations of Déjà vu
Ch 11: Psychodynamic Interpretations of Déjà vu
Ch 12: Dual Process Explanations of Déjà vu
Ch 13: Neurological Explanations of Déjà vu
Ch 14: Memory Explanations of Déjà vu
Ch 15: Double Perception Explanations of Déjà Vu
Ch 16: It's Like Déjà vu All Over Again
References
Author Index
Subject Index
Footnotes
Figure Captions
Appendix A: Descriptions of déjà vu experiences
Appendix B: Summary of scientific explanations of déjà vu
Appendix C: References to déjà vu in artistic and literary works

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