The déjà vu experience: remembrance of things past?

H. N. Sno, D. H. Linszen

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The déjà vu experience is a common phenomenon, occurring in pathological as well as nonpathological conditions. It has been defined as any subjectively inappropriate impression of familiarity of a present experience with an undefined past. The authors discuss the epidemiologic data, clinical features, and etiology of the phenomenon of déjà vu. They also review the different hypotheses on the psychopathogenesis of the déjà vu experience and introduce an explanation based on the hologram as a mnestic model
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1587-1595
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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