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déjà posté

August 28th, 2007 by Moti Karmona | מוטי קרמונה · No Comments

déjà vuThe term “déjà vu” describes the experience of feeling that one has witnessed or experienced a new situation previously.

“We have all some experience of a feeling, that comes over us occasionally, of what we are saying and doing having been said and done before, in a remote time – of our having been surrounded, dim ages ago, by the same faces, objects, and circumstances – of our knowing perfectly what will be said next, as if we suddenly remember it!” – Charles Dickens

In recent years, déjà vu has been subjected to serious psychological and neurophysiological research. The most likely explanation of déjà vu is that it is not an act of “precognition” or “prophecy”, but rather an anomaly of memory; it is the impression that an experience is “being recalled” which may result from an overlap between the neurological systems responsible for short-term memory and those responsible for long-term memory.

In other words, “déjà vu” is yet another careless data inconsistency situation due to poor synchronization mechanism and hectic multithreaded race-condition incidents a.k.a. “Dark-Voodoo” bugs (e.g. “déjà vu” ;-)

There are many ways in which the deja experience may manifest: deja entendu – already heard; deja eprouve – already experienced; deja fait – already done; deja pense – already thought; deja raconte – already recounted; deja senti – already felt, smelt; deja su – already known (intellectually); deja trouve – already found (met); déjà vécu – already lived; deja voulu – already desired; deja arrive – already happened; deja connu – already known (personal knowing); deja dit – already said/spoken (content of speech); deja goute – already tasted; deja lu – already read; deja parle – already spoken (act of speech); deja pressenti – already sensed; deja rencontre – already met; deja reve – already dreamt; deja visite – already visited and my recent favorite invention: déjà posté – already posted

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