Deja vu – have you ever heard this term? Although you have not heard it, you have certainly experienced it once.
This is a phrase originating from the French language, meaning “ever seen”. When you do or experience something, you feel very familiar, like having seen it in the past – that’s when you feel deja vu.
In fact, deja vu is still a mysterious phenomenon difficult to explain. Just know that, about 60% – 80% of the population has had this experience. And according to scientists, it can mean certain things to yourself.
1. It means you are still young
Some studies show that the first experience of deja vu appears in children under 10 years old and over 6 years old. As an adult, the frequency of deja vu appears more often, especially at the age of 15-25. After that, this feeling will fade as you age.
2. Your brain is still working smoothly
Since the feeling of deja vu fades with age, it makes scientists hypothesize: is it due to the influence of the brain? In fact, deja vu is a sign that your brain is working well, which can detect abnormal signals.
3. The memory may not be in sync
In an article in Healthline, experts believe that deja vu is involved in our memory recall process. It occurs when one comes across a similar experience in the past, but cannot remember. That is, it is likely that the memory has happened too long (from a young age for example), or you cannot recall because of some psychological trauma.
There is a fact that we tend to get a lot of details in our daily lives, but often cannot remember them. Deja vu now plays the role of evoking memories, based on details that you have forgotten for a long time.
4. May be a sign of a stroke
There are many signs – both physically and mentally – that will appear before you have a stroke, and one of them is the feeling of deja vu. This is true for people with a history of stroke: your body will try to make the surrounding scene more familiar to signal, even if you have never been there.
5. You were too tired
When you’re tired or stressed, you’re more likely to have a familiar feeling than usual. This is because when we are stressed, our ability to focus becomes less.
When proposing, for example, if you are distracted by background noise, you may stop for a few seconds and then think. As you continue, you will begin to transition into deja vu, just as it has happened.
6. Deja vu often? That is a sign of anxiety
There have been a number of instances where deja vu was felt due to an anxiety disorder, and it made the illness worse. However, scientists are still working on this issue, and more tests are needed to draw conclusions.
Source: BS, VT.co