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Wild World: Déjà Vu Quiz
by Staff
If you've ever walked into a new friend's home and felt that you'd been there before, then you've experienced déjà vu. If you've ever walked into a new friend's home and felt that you'd been there before, then you've experienced déjà vu. If you've ever ... OK, that's enough. Is it reincarnation? Is something wrong with the brain? What's behind this eerie feeling?

How long does a feeling of déjà vu typically last?

  • 10 to 30 seconds
  • 1 minute
  • over 5 minutes

What's a precognitive experience?

  • It's the same thing as déjà vu.
  • It's a feeling that you know what's going to happen before it happens.
  • It's a traumatic event that causes a person to experience déjà vu more often than other people do.

What part of the brain is involved in conscious memory?

  • Brain stem
  • Hypothalamus
  • Temporal lobe

What condition is associated with biological déjà vu?

  • Epilepsy
  • Autism
  • Alzheimer's

Who reports the most occurrences of déjà vu?

  • Elderly people
  • People who travel frequently
  • People with lower education levels

How does the cell phone theory explain déjà vu?

  • Cell phones divide our attention so that we don't process everything we're registering.
  • Frequent conversations on cell phones cause us to forget where we heard something.
  • Cell phones store all the phone numbers that we need, weakening our memories.

Which of the following is not one of psychologist Alan Brown's proposed causes of déjà vu?

  • Biological dysfunction
  • Implicit familiarity
  • Subjective perception

How did Sigmund Freud explain déjà vu?

  • Déjà vu was an expression of love for a person's mother.
  • Déjà vu was a result of repressed memories.
  • Déjà vu was the result of cocaine use.

How does the dual processing theory explain déjà vu?

  • The temporal lobe receives information twice, but sometimes defines the second transmission as a much earlier memory.
  • We relive scenes from movies or books when we experience something similar.
  • Our memories are holograms that are recreated when the event happens again.

If you wake up from a dream with the feeling that you've already had that dream, what are you experiencing?

  • déjà su
  • déjà pressenti
  • déjà rêvé