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Discussion in 'General Afterlife Discussions' started by kim, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. kim

    kim Regular Contributor

    Bill Z and Mac, something occurred to me today! It isn't so much precognition, but I experienced time travel, and that is why those pictures of future events appear in my mind. The only big significant things I recall were seeing planes flying towards the World Trade Center, not crashing only flying towards, and my husbands death. The rest of the stuff happens daily, but it is so petty. Like roads I travel on, stores I shop in, people I may visit in the hospital, people I meet and conversations I may have. Being a member on ALF does it to me too. Roberta's last name even does it to me. Your name, Mac, does it to me. When I say "does it to me" I mean gives me familiar vibes.
  2. mac

    mac Staff Member

    Not directly related but maybe relevant? I'd read another, similar deja vu theory many years ago but the following appears recent.


    About 60 to 70 percent of the population reports to have experienced deja-vu at some point in their lives. Explanations for the eery sensation range from our brains forming false memories to being a premonition of events yet-to-come. New research however has challenged previous theories on the phenomenon and instead suggests that deja-vu is simply a result of the brain checking through memories, ensuring that everything is up to par.

    Deja-vu is most probably a result of the front regions of the brain checking through our memories and sending signals if there’s some kind of memory error, such as a conflict between what we’ve actually experienced and what we think we’ve experienced, so that we do not have false memories, New Scientist reported.

    “It may be that the general checking system is in decline, that you’re less likely to spot memory mistakes,” lead research Akira O’Connor told New Scientist.

    This would explain why the phenomenon is more common in younger people, as memory begins to deteriorate with age. Although the majority of us have experienced deja-vu at some point, why don't others experience deja-vu at all? It may be that they either don’t reflect on their memory systems, or their brains don’t make memory problems in the first plus, thus eliminating the need for deja-vu.

    In order to identify the origins of deja-vu, the team used fMRI scans of the brains of 21 volunteers while they experienced a triggered deja-vu. The sensation was triggered by using a standard method for creating false memories. The volunteers were told a series of related words, such as bed, pillow, night, dream, but not the key word “sleep,” which bound them together. When they were later quizzed on which words they heard, most develop a false memory and tell researchers they also heard the linking word.

    Brain scans revealed that as deja-vu was triggered, areas of the brain involved with decision-making were activated. This was surprising as the team had theorized that the sensation would be more likely to activate areas of the brain associated with memory.

    These findings were presented at the International Conference on Memory in Budapest, Hungary last month; while the evidence is strong, it is still only one of many theories explaining this common phenomenon. Other research suggests that deja-vu is a result of your brain undergoing “dual processing” — when your mind accidentally processes the world around you in two parts, rather than a harmonious whole event. Others have theorized that the experience is a ghost of past memories triggered by something occurring in real time. For example, seeing a train pass will remind you of a similar sight you experienced as a child. Our brains, confused by the two similar memories, will experience deja-vu.
  3. kim

    kim Regular Contributor

    I feel this deja-vu that I experience, almost daily, is God, or whatever word you want to use, letting me know that I am on the right path. In no way am I saying if someone doesn't have deja-vu that they aren't on the right path, but the only reason I have deja-vu of this intensity is because of the NDE I experienced and, I DID NOT want to return to my body and continue living in this dimension. I wanted to stay where I was where everything was wonderful, so I take this deja-vu as reminders to keep me going and looking in the right direction. Life does get very discouraging on the earth, and I have come to mentally rely on the deja-vu to some extent.
  4. genewardsmith

    genewardsmith Active Member

    I've never experienced deja vu, but I have had what seemed to be precog. For instance, I had a strong feeling of immanent disaster of some kind half a day before the Loma Prieta (1989 World Series) earthquake. When it struck I was relieved that it wasn't worse.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2018
  5. kim

    kim Regular Contributor

    During the NDE it was as though I was watching movies. Quite a while ago I was corresponding with Dr. RC Hogan via the website Greater Reality. He said I was viewing my past lives. I feel like some of the situations from those lives are intruding in my present life as thoughts in my mind. It can be very discouraging at times but sometimes the thoughts are good. I think I may be trying to balance God's, or whatever name you want to use, Conscious vibrations in my mind so I can overcome this world and never return.
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