Memory...

Mark Morin mmorin at PETERHOOD69.goti.net
Thu Jun 29 18:15:14 EST 2000


Jure Sah wrote:

> Mark Morin wrote:
>
> > Jure Sah wrote:
> >
> > > Does memory misplacement (short term to long term)
> >
> > I'm not sure I understand what you mean by this; do you mean transfer of
> > memory from short to long term?  Othewise, I'm not familiar with the concept
> > of "memory misplacement."
>
> I think that could be it...
>
> > > result in the feeling
> > > that things have happened before? If yes where can I get details on this
> > > and if not then what does result in "the feeling that things have
> > > happened before"?
> >
> > You are talking about "Deja-vu."  Everyone has deja-vu at some time or
> > another.  Frequent episodes (and what's frequent?  Who knows but perhaps
> > more than once every other month or so) might suggest some unusual
> > electrical activity going on in the brain.  Deja-vu is not all that unusual
> > in people who experience seizures.  NB, that's not to say that they don't
> > occur in the absence of seizures.
>
> ...and what if it happens EVERY time the person sees something of significance?

If that person had other symptoms consistent with epilepsy or if the symptoms
themselves were sufficiently bothersome, I'd recommend seeing a neurologist.

mark


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