Deja vu?

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Deja vu?

Postby vladimir » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:27 pm

I know you've seen this thread already, but...

Ever have it?

I was watching a movie I'd never seen before 'Pig' last night, and I knew what was coming in the next scene...scary.

I had it once near Kampong Cham, first time I'd ever been there. I asked the driver to stop, yet I knew what was coming around the corner, three houses up on the hill to the left. My wife was freaked out that I knew in advance.

wtf is this?
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Re: Deja vu?

Postby Milord » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:53 pm

Funny you know. As I read the CEO thread on K440. I PM to GMack about making a copy of it as I sensed it ending. Sure enough about 4 posts later it was locked.
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Re: Deja vu?

Postby vladimir » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:24 pm

NO, NO, NO,

That's deja poo.

This is different...
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Re: Deja vu?

Postby Milord » Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:02 am

Actually it's premonition not deja vu.
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Re: Deja vu?

Postby sure » Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:07 pm

i get it alot, it still freaks me out :/
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Re: Deja vu?

Postby OrangeDragon » Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:12 pm

our brains operate on predictive models. it predicts a few milli seconds ahead for nearly everything we do (this is how optical illusions work, by tricking the part in charge of that into thinking the image will be moving when it actually doesn't). sometimes, when things line up a certain way, it can go further with that and we feel like we've predicted the future... and in a sense we have. it could easily have been wrong, and often is, but we don't pay as much attention to those cases as when it's right... in part because our brain is trained to focus on "right" and use it to better tune itself.
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Re: Deja vu?

Postby StroppyChops » Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:20 pm

Or, life as we understand it is an illusion...
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Re: Deja vu?

Postby OrangeDragon » Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:21 pm

StroppyChops wrote:Or, life as we understand it is an illusion...
Essentially. Immediate short term memory is more reliable, as it's been confirmed. Long term memories are prone to "gap filling" by the brain though.
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Re: Deja vu?

Postby StroppyChops » Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:35 pm

Mm. And we also store to long term memory an event (item of learning, whatever) as we have processed it, that is, after we have filtered it according to our perceptions, biases, conditioning, experience etc., which is why two people can genuinely have different recollections of the same event once time has passed. "But you said X,Y and Z." "No, I specifically said A, B and C."

And then we add a (often gender differenced) level, "Oh, but what you MEANT was..."

How did we get here?
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Re: Deja vu?

Postby vladimir » Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:42 pm

I knew you were going to say that SC!
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