What Is Déjà Vu? Michio Kaku Wonders If It’s Triggered by Parallel Universes

I’ve spent the past week on a road trip across Amer­i­ca, and, dur­ing it, expe­ri­enced per­haps my most intense case of déjà vu ever. Rolling into Mem­phis for the first time in my life, I walked into the lob­by of the hotel at which I’d reserved a room for the night and imme­di­ate­ly felt, in every fiber of my being, that I’d walked into that lob­by before. But I then real­ized exact­ly why: it fol­lowed the same floor plan, to the last detail — the same front desk, the same busi­ness cen­ter com­put­ers, the same café with the same chalk­board ask­ing me to “Try Our Clas­sic Oat­meal” — of the one I’d vis­it­ed the pre­vi­ous day in Okla­homa City.

Should we chalk this up to gener­ic Amer­i­can place­mak­ing at its most effi­cient, or can we find a more inter­est­ing psy­cho­log­i­cal phe­nom­e­non at work? Michio Kaku, though best known for his work with physics, has some ideas of his own about what we expe­ri­ence when we expe­ri­ence déjà vu. “There is a the­o­ry,” says Kaku in the Big Think video above,“that déjà vu sim­ply elic­its frag­ments of mem­o­ries that we have stored in our brain, mem­o­ries that can be elicit­ed by mov­ing into an envi­ron­ment that resem­bles some­thing that we’ve already expe­ri­enced.”

But wait! “Is it ever pos­si­ble on any scale,” he then tan­ta­liz­ing­ly asks, “to per­haps flip between dif­fer­ent uni­vers­es?” And does déjà vu tell us any­thing about our posi­tion in those uni­vers­es, giv­ing us signs of the oth­ers even as we reside in just one? Kaku quotes an anal­o­gy first made by physi­cist Steven Wein­berg which frames the notion of a “mul­ti­verse” in terms of our vibrat­ing atoms and the fre­quen­cy of a radio’s sig­nal: “If you’re inside your liv­ing room lis­ten­ing to BBC radio, that radio is tuned to one fre­quen­cy. But in your liv­ing room there are all fre­quen­cies: radio Cuba, radio Moscow, the Top 40 rock sta­tions. All these radio fre­quen­cies are vibrat­ing inside your liv­ing room, but your radio is only tuned to one fre­quen­cy.” And some­times, for what­ev­er rea­son, we hear two sig­nals on our radio at once.

Giv­en that, then, maybe we feel déjà vu when the atoms of which we con­sist “no longer vibrate in uni­son with these oth­er uni­vers­es,” when “we have decou­pled from them, we have deco­hered from them.” It may relieve you to know there won’t be an exam on all this. While Kaku ulti­mate­ly grants that “déjà vu is prob­a­bly sim­ply a frag­ment of our brain elic­it­ing mem­o­ries and frag­ments of pre­vi­ous sit­u­a­tions,” you may get a kick out of putting his mul­ti­verse idea in con­text with some more tra­di­tion­al expla­na­tions, such as the ones writ­ten about in venues no less depend­able than Sci­en­tif­ic Amer­i­can and Smith­son­ian. But in any case, I beg you, Mar­riott Court­yard hotels: change up your designs once in a while.

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Col­in Mar­shall writes else­where on cities, lan­guage, Asia, and men’s style. He’s at work on a book about Los Ange­les, A Los Ange­les Primer, the video series The City in Cin­e­maand the crowd­fund­ed jour­nal­ism project Where Is the City of the Future? Fol­low him on Twit­ter at @colinmarshall or on Face­book.

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  • Joesixpack says:

    This is com­plete rub­bish. Kaku has sold his soul. He’s run down the same rab­bit hole as Depak Chopra to make mon­ey sell­ing a belief in quan­tum mag­ic.

  • PhysicsGenius99 says:

    This is true. If you think about it, all of this makes sense. Dr. Kaku has not sold his soul. If any­thing, you sold yours.

  • Jdee says:

    Brings Freud’s essay on the uncan­ny to mind (deja vu!)—that moment when the famil­iar becomes unfa­mil­iar or the unfa­mil­iar, eeri­ly famil­iar. That dis­ori­ent­ing moment makes you ques­tion your­self, whether you’re see­ing things right, or whether you’re going out of your mind. It can be a moment of insight; it can be a moment of ter­ror. In a uni­verse of ran­dom­ness it makes us believe in ghosts … and gods.

  • Nadine Robiczek-Raspil says:

    This is all so spooky in a won­der­ful way. I’m a fan. Late­ly, I’ve been going through chains of events, where some­thing, like hear­ing a piece of music, or observ­ing some pat­tern of shad­ow and light, kicks off a big emo­tion­al Deja Vu kind of feel­ing. Then there will be some kind of coin­ci­dence that feels like a mean­ing­ful syn­chronic­i­ty.

    I just read the arti­cle about why there may be ETs and they stay away from us and it’s so much like things that have popped into my imag­i­na­tion. Then, I saw this and it’s also like that.

    I had got­ten to the point where I actu­al­ly got images and info in my mind of a solar sys­tem with 2 suns and 12 plan­ets. It got to the point where I was think­ing, “What?!? I had a past life on anoth­er plan­et?!?” What do I do with such crazi­ness? The answer: write fic­tion!

    I’m work­ing on 2 nov­els now. One is a mem­oir, where every­thing in it actu­al­ly occurred, but it can be inter­pret­ed as fan­ta­sy and the oth­er is sci fi, where earth­lings dis­cov­er this solar sys­tem, with beings who have been observ­ing them.

  • Glab says:

    This is clear­ly tak­en from the TV show “Fringe”… At least they could per­haps be acknowl­edged for sug­gest­ing this!

  • Y.Mi says:

    Sam Har­ris once said, in his book Freewill, “Our minds appear to be mak­ing deci­sions before we’re actu­al­ly aware of them.” If that is the case, Kaku had access to it before the usu­al rou­tine for some rea­son, per­haps he was high :)

  • Earl says:

    Ask Rupert Shel­drake, im sure he will have plen­ty of com­ment on the sub­ject, as for me im opene mind­ed on it, and have had some very strong glitch­es in my matrix too.

  • John says:

    I thought it was the matrix mak­ing a cor­rec­tion..

  • John says:

    Has Kaku lost his soul? Absolute­ly not. But we lost our old beloved Kaku to anoth­er uni­verse. Now we have this par­al­lel Kaku instead.

  • Max load says:

    We all have expe­ri­enced deja vu mine are in dreams far before it ever hap­pens. I think it’s our pineal gland work­ing how it’s sup­posed to

  • Leon says:

    Any­one who dis­miss­es Deja Vu as a fig­ment of imag­i­na­tion or relat­ed to mis­placed mem­o­ries has nev­er expe­ri­enced Deja vu to its fullest.

  • Ankit says:

    I def­i­nite­ly agree with you , the feel­ing of Deja vu seems that it just occurred in past, but not in real past it was just mil­lisec­onds ago. and our brain feels it was past.

  • Sunny V says:

    It’s my under­stand­ing from Antho­ny Peake, that it’s our high­er SELF, that knows all, giv­ing us a glimpse to our future.
    Read hid book “,Is there life after death”
    Fas­ci­nat­ing read

  • John Robinson says:

    From my ear­li­est rec­ol­lec­tion from

  • Sunil Madhukar Jagtap says:

    Dr Kaku is the only per­son who makes sense to
    com­mon peo­ple.

  • Donna Birdsong says:

    I stud­ied with the Rose­cru­cians & they believe in rein­car­na­tion. Before you are born, you view a sort of overview of the life you will expe­ri­ence. And that explains these feel­ings of Deja vu

  • shelly kogan says:

    When we go to sleep..our soul gets free to the the one, and dur­ing that peri­od of time our soul can trav­el not only in earth in the entire infin­i­ty where past present future are mixed to one time, our soul can trav­el and expe­ri­ance at any time and any place and that advan­ture remain in our unconcious…that mem­o­ry can appear when we return to aplace we have been before…even if it was only with our soul…in the kabal­ah it is well known that our souls are trav­el­ing in the infin­i­ty space, thats why we thank the one for open­ing our eyes after sleep­ing everyday…we do not take this for grant­ed…

  • LORI says:

    Well said Genious. These oth­er peo­ple trash­ing Dr. KAKU are just show­ing their igno­rance.

  • The Daleks says:

    When­ev­er I’m not sure if I’m in a par­al­lel uni­verse or not, I check to see if Mr. Spock has a beard.

  • Jackk says:

    heres a ques­tion that got stuck in my brain.… unless we reborn in anoth­er para­lel uni­ver­verse when we die, how the hell we got mem­o­ries of anthing else??

  • Jeff says:

    I have often won­dered the same thing about ghosts. If 2 strands of time cross, the arc con­tain­ing the past bleeds through instead of a dead rel­a­tive, you are see­ing an actu­al per­son from anoth­er dimen­sion.

  • caolan says:

    Such utter BS! Every­one knows it’s caused by a glitch in the matrix!

  • Mike B says:

    I thought Deja Vu was real­ly this

  • freeyourmind says:

    Souls, so ya believe in a god.which one, there are about 20 on this plan­et.

  • Elliott says:

    Or Fringe was based on sci­ence? You can’t have works of fic­tion claim to be the orig­i­na­tor of sci­ence.

  • Becci says:

    Dejavu has been the­o­rized to be minute local­ized seizures. Where­as you have the expe­ri­ence, have the seizure, the mem­o­ry is “rewound” and it feels like a new mem­o­ry. It would be near­ly impos­si­ble to have two exact expe­ri­ences in two dif­fer­ent mul­ti­vers­es.

  • JUAN RUFFIER says:


  • Rick says:

    Fun­ny, I’ve had the same the­o­ry for years. Long before I ever heard of Michio Kaku or Fringe for that mat­ter. I for­mu­lat­ed my the­o­ry based on some life expe­ri­ences with Deja Vu.
    I may be one of the few peo­ple that think Kaku has­n’t gone off the reser­va­tion, but I have my own very per­son­al rea­sons for think­ing that.

  • Scott says:

    Well, I believe it is physics, and I would love to share my hypoth­e­sis with him. I sus­pect he would be inter­est­ed. Too bad I don’t know how to reach him. He’d like­ly enjoy my thoughts on this, and per­haps polite­ly tell me I’m being sil­ly.

  • Ridi J says:

    No. It’s a fil­ing error. Imme­di­ate sen­so­ry stim­u­la­tion bypass­es short term mem­o­ry buffer in the brain. What you sense match­es long term mem­o­ries because it’s simul­ta­ne­ous­ly stor­ing and retriev­ing from there.

  • Sulaiman S. says:

    Hi mon Pro­fesseur Micho
    I have expe­ri­enced more dimen­sions to time that you have not men­tioned, and these effects are expe­ri­enced by a group in an area of space in a moment in time.…. (1) Time vis­cos­i­ty, where you feel every­thing drags and things take longer, while every­one else see you move nor­mal­ly at a fast pace , you find out you have done sig­nif­i­cant­ly less than any oth­er instant when time was less vis­cous.
    (2) a ride for the same dis­tance , the same place takes longer , about a few min­utes longer , and the effect is felt by all those with you .… I haven’t clocked it because its spon­ta­neous and unpre­dictable.
    (3) You are told by a form of appre­hen­sion , whether a vision of a whis­per of things that will hap­pen in a short while or years there­after.
    This no joke or mak­ing fun of any­one , I am damn right seri­ous , and I used it to my advan­tage, time like any oth­er dimen­sion has the same Phys­i­cal prop­er­ties , or would it be Math­e­mat­i­cal prop­er­ties !!! Cheers and all the best.

  • jill says:

    I asked my moth­er once about this. She told me that God lnew you before you were born thus it surly must mean that ypu are where the Lord said you would be. I sort of like her rea­son­ing bet­ter.

  • Andy H says:

    “Late­ly, I’ve been going through chains of events, where some­thing, like hear­ing a piece of music, or observ­ing some pat­tern of shad­ow and light, kicks off a big emo­tion­al Deja Vu kind of feel­ing. ”

    Wow! I’ve been get­ting that a lot over the last few years! Lit­tle things, maybe just the colour of the sky at a cer­tain time of day gives me a strong sense of Deja Vu. It’s as though I’m expe­ri­enc­ing the faint echo of some­thing I’ve seen before, famil­iar and very com­fort­ing but annoy­ing because it only lasts a few sec­onds. I took to think­ing of it as a sign that maybe I’m on the right path. I don’t know, per­haps it’s just a trick of the mind but it feels much more that that some­times.

  • Tara says:

    The deja vus I get in the past were very detailed down to street signs and road names speed signs with the speed lim­it to peo­ple whom were with me
    Places I had nev­er been before.….
    I knew what the peo­ple around me would do next and say to each oth­er.…
    I still haven’t found a log­i­cal explanation…but would love the­o­ries
    I have writ­ten down dreams or thoughts and told them to peo­ple in the past
    And they were wit­ness to things hap­pen­ing that I had described years or months lat­er.

  • Stuart CRAWFORD says:

    Whether it non­sense or sense this the­o­ry exists and exist­ing is the phe­nom­e­non tak­ing place while we expect oth­er hap­pen­ings to occur. Now I will watch the video.

  • Eric allen says:

    You real­ly can’t say it’s BS unless you nev­er thought deja vu was­n’t out­ward­ly or said you nev­er expe­ri­enced it.

  • dakeyras says:

    The arti­cle below the video is com­plete­ly mis­in­ter­pret­ing what he is say­ing.

  • Sulaiman S. says:

    Thank you Mon proffesseur for reach­ing out to oth­er peo­ple’s expe­ri­ences and thanks for includ­ing us through these threads , you are awe­some

  • David W. says:

    I knew a doc­tor once who thought the expe­ri­ence might be caused by small seizures.

    I know that pre­cog­ni­tion is pos­si­ble (I and many oth­ers I know have expe­ri­enced it repeat­ed­ly) and I believe (but don’t under­stand) that time is an illu­sion.

    The most mind-blow­ing pos­si­ble expla­na­tion I ever read is found in A Course In Mir­a­cles: “Time is a trick, a sleight of hand, a vast illu­sion in which fig­ures come and go as if by mag­ic. Yet there is a plan behind appear­ances that does not change. The script is writ­ten. When expe­ri­ence will come to end your doubt­ing has been set. For we but see the jour­ney from the point at which it end­ed, look­ing back on it, imag­in­ing we make it once again, review­ing men­tal­ly what has gone by.”

  • Tim says:

    This was an idea I came up with about a year and a half ago, won­der­ful to see these kinds of ideas mak­ing it into seri­ous dis­cus­sion. I won­der if my mes­sages on face­book pro­lif­er­at­ed the dis­cus­sion and brought it to his ears. Nice fan­ta­sy I sup­pose ^_^

  • Anthony Peake says:

    One of the cen­tral “Moody Traits” of the Near-Death Expe­ri­ence is known as the “panoram­ic life review.” This is the clas­sic “I saw my life flash before my eyes.” Imag­ine a sce­nario where­by in the last mil­lisec­onds of our lives we expe­ri­ence our whole life in a lit­er­al minute-by-minute recon­struc­tion from birth to death. This takes place in sub­jec­tive time and as such a whole life can be expe­ri­enced. In that sec­ond life we suf­fer from a form of amne­sias in that we do not know we are liv­ing this life again. Indeed the ancient Greeks termed this the “drink­ing of the waters of the Lethe.” How­ev­er some­times the rec­ol­lec­tions of the pre­vi­ous life leak through and are per­ceived as deja vu sen­sa­tions (actu­al­ly deja vecu, but let’s not get too tech­ni­cal. The “mem­o­ries” that cre­ate this “life sim­u­la­tion” are equiv­a­lent to the pro­grammed sce­nar­ios in a first per­son RPG game such as “Tomb Raider.” As such the out­comes of all deci­sions are accom­mo­dat­ed with­in the pro­gram. There­fore the sec­ond life need not be a lit­er­al re-cre­ation of the first. Sub­tle changes can be made .… in the way “Con­ners” does in the movie “Ground­hog Day.” At the end of that sec­ond life there will be anoth­er NDE sce­nario and anoth­er life-review is entered. Indeed many lives with sub­tle or major changes can be expe­ri­enced. As such, if you expe­ri­ence deja vecu it is like­ly you are liv­ing in a sim­u­la­tion of your life .… this is not as far fetched as it seems. The “sim­u­la­tion argu­ment” using known fac­tors of quan­tum mechan­ics has long been sug­gest­ed, togeth­er with the idea that it is not mat­ter that is the basic con­stituent of the uni­verse but dig­i­tal infor­ma­tion which, by its very nature, is non-phys­i­cal (c.f. the work of Pro­fes­sor Nick Bostrom and Pro­fes­sor Vlatko Vedral). I know this may also sound like “new age” waf­fle but if you are in any way inter­est­ed in this sug­ges­tion check out my books .…

  • A. Bellflower says:

    Yes to ACIM quote! I fur­ther sate, we are now in ‘this life time’ expe­ri­ence, play­ing the most sophis­ti­cat­ed VIRTUAL REALITY GAME ever. (of course it isn’t a game).

  • wallace anderson says:

    where do you think fringe got the idea ? sci fi son I read this stuff from azi­mov , bear, niven,etc… back in the late 70s was fringe around then on tv?

  • saddimalik says:

    Yes, Sir Kaku is true Ι also believe in deja vu. Yes it exist and I am observ­ing it from my very ear­ly child­hood .……thank you kaku

  • Prophet says:

    Inter­est­ing the­o­ry, but I’d rather go with the nature of time. Quan­tum physics per­ceive time rather as a sol­id, one-piece ‘rib­bon’, com­plete with it’s begin­ning and it’s hypo­thet­i­cal end. From quan­tum physics’ per­spec­tive it’s not yet entire­ly explained why we can only per­ceive the cur­rent moment and just remem­ber past moments, and we can’t see time as a whole. In short — why don’t we con­stant­ly see the whole ‘past’ and every pos­si­ble ‘future’. Maybe deja vu is this split sec­ond moment in which your sub­con­scious famil­iar­i­ty with the spe­cif­ic moment becomes some­what more appar­ent to your con­scious mind, even though, that from the ratio­nal point of view it should have been actu­al­ly hap­pen­ing right now for the first time so it should­n’t feel famil­iar.

    Or, you know, it may just be a false expe­ri­ence, a trick played on us by our own imper­fec­tion, just like opti­cal illu­sions.

  • Shelley says:

    Deja Vu (and Jamais Vu, it’s oppo­site, where the famil­iar is expe­ri­enced as the unfa­mil­iar) is activ­i­ty in the mem­o­ry cen­ter of the brain, where seizure activ­i­ty occurs. Find your­self a good epilep­tol­o­gist, please.

  • Julius says:

    I just feel that if re-incar­na­tion is real, maybe is pos­si­ble to re-incar­nate into the same life again (a kind of cycle), since when we die, we go to a fifth dimen­sion (where no time exist, and all times co-exist), is just pos­si­ble to re-live our lifes many times, per­haps because we need to learn some­thing and deja-vus hint on if we’re doing the right thing or not.

  • sara Haley says:

    The notion of par­al­lel uni­vers­es enchant me. some­times, I tell my oth­er selves who might be hav­ing a bet­ter time of it than me in this uni­verse, to get on it and lend me a hand some­how. find a way to break through and help guide me dur­ing a dark time. and I tell you, it is won­der­ful­ly peace­ful to think some enti­ty out there is some­how look­ing out for me. It must be the way peo­ple feel about god. I like it. I like the fact that it is me and my alter­nate enti­ties some­how try­ing to enhance the life of me right here right now. I know about the psy­chol­o­gy of it all, but it is not just “get­ting in touch with myself” to gain per­son­al insight. It is more like get­ting in touch with my oth­er uni­verse selves to enhance all of our­selves. I like it…I am my own god…to myself and for myself.

  • Manuel says:

    I agree with you Shara, I expe­ri­enced deja vu only with my deal­ings with oth­er peo­ple and even­tu­al­ly to peo­ple who nev­er expect; nev­er in sit­u­a­tions with­out inter­ac­tion with peo­ple … I ask, you’ve read the book “recon­nec­tion” Dr. Eric Pearl?

  • Larry says:

    I’ve had a few episodes of déjà vu that ‘blew my mind’. One of them is when walk­ing home from high school with a friend, and all of the sud­den, as we were right in the mid­dle of cross­ing a street, I had a strange feel­ing come over me. We had nev­er tak­en that par­tic­u­lar route on our walk from school before. But it ‘felt’ like we had, and also at that very moment, I found myself think­ing each word my friend was going to say pri­or to him say­ing it. And it was word for word last­ing sev­er­al sen­tences worth. Then the feel­ing went away, and I no longer was able to know what he was going to say any­more. That entire event freaked me out.

    Also, not long after that déjà vu event, it hap­pened once again and at the same place and time, and with the same words. And some­time after that déjà vu event, it hap­pened yet again! So, this was dou­ble déjà vu.

    And I had anoth­er dou­ble déjà vu event at anoth­er place. Same place, same peo­ple, same words, and same actions such as so and so will now come into view as he turns the cor­ner, and will say the same words that I knew he was going to say to anoth­er per­son.

    And in the sec­ond déjà vu events in both accounts, I knew what was hap­pen­ing by that point, and so was pre­pared to focus in on it, and ‘ride’ with it and to try to fig­ure out how this was hap­pen­ing. But I’ve nev­er been able to explain it.

  • Larry says:

    Was it actu­al­ly two sep­a­rate triple déjà vu events that I had, and not dou­ble as I had writ­ten above? I’m not sure. But nev­er­the­less, those events still bog­gle my mind.

  • mezhumayru says:

    looks like a fun­ny trolling tag line :)

    pret­ty fun­ny ver­sion to chop up the sil­ly folks band­widtch.

    is he seri­ous at all?

    i am not sure, as we sift through our own real­i­ties it isn’t def­i­n­i­tion that we look for its being open.

  • mezhumayru says:

    love this response:)

  • mezhumayru says:

    … how are par­ralel uni­vers­es relat­ed to depak chopra?

    any­way it seems to me like this is a pret­ty sil­ly equa­tion to look at, and a way to deci­pher ele­ments of past future and present beyond reg­u­lar dimen­sions.

    any­way whats up:)

  • mezhumayru says:

    dont think so .…. how are par­ralel uni­vers­es relat­ed to depak chopra?

    any­way it seems to me like this is a pret­ty sil­ly equa­tion to look at, and a way to deci­pher ele­ments of past future and present beyond reg­u­lar dimen­sions.

    any­way whats up:)

  • The Order of the Cockscomb says:

    What about just a crossed wire cir­cuit in the brain that trig­gers mem­o­ry recall apper­cep­tion when it should­n’t> The cir­cuit says “I remem­ber that from before” where­as it’s actu­al­ly get­ting infor­ma­tion from the neur­al pro­cess­ing of the first/only phe­nom­e­nal expe­ri­ence. Pre­sum­ably the par­al­lel uni­verse might be time syn­chro­nised due to branch­ing on the Everett mod­el, so there would be no mem­o­ry estab­lished any­way.

  • Lior says:

    Me in anoth­er uni­verse is absurd, if you think about it, if my grand­fa­ther in anoth­er uni­verse mar­ried anoth­er woman, I would­n’t even be there — explain this para­dox Kaku

  • Mikiel says:

    As an ama­teur nat­ur­al sci­en­tist and psy­chol­o­gist I would like an expla­na­tion of the dif­fer­ence between cre­ative imag­i­na­tion (and it’s prod­uct, sci­ence fic­tion) and the “the­o­ry” of par­al­lel uni­vers­es. Once you buy into the ide­al­ism that there is no objec­tive real­i­ty inde­pen­dent all vari­eties of obser­va­tion and phi­los­o­phy… that every­thing depends on how you look at it and think about it, then you can claim what­ev­er suits your fan­cy as a “pos­si­ble real­i­ty.” That is what Kaku does, and it pass­es for sci­ence because of his physics cre­den­tials. Spec­u­la­tion is the cre­ative wing of sci­ence but evi­dence is required to dis­tin­guish it from pure imag­i­na­tive fic­tion.

  • Stuart says:

    same as “Max load” see what i need to see, not what i want to see. Talk to peo­ple who don’t get it, they don’t under­stand, think you are insane. I don’t know why i’m like this or why oth­ers are not. When i was lit­tle i thought every­one was the same, when i was enlight­ened to the fact they are not, i did­n’t talk about it, with any­one, till i was over 40. Always the ‎vaguest part is time, when will this hap­pen. Also you are a spec­ta­tor, if you change some­thing there is always an unex­pect­ed and unde­sir­able out­come. So a pret­ty shit gift.

  • John says:

    Yes, deco­her­ent, I get that but their are aspects of quan­tum coher­ence in the macro world. Lasers, phase con­ju­gate mir­rors and invis­i­bil­i­ty cloaks, super­con­duc­tiv­i­ty and super­flu­id­i­ty. If we are talk­ing about mind that could pos­si­bly exist in super­po­si­tion­al states of deep coher­ence — then yes. Trou­ble is, I have nev­er found Deja’s vu to be such a state of deep aware­ness and beyond my intent. But maybe … What is mind? Is t an emer­gent prop­er­ty of the brain or some­thing larg­er?

  • Maria says:

    I have been expe­ri­enc­ing per­sis­tent Deja vu for the past 8 years. I’ve seen neu­rol­o­gist, got­ten eeg’s and mri’s done and still there isn’t any expla­na­tion for why I am expe­ri­enc­ing this every day from the moment I wake to the moment I sleep. Even dreams and thoughts seem like Deja vu many times…

  • Gearóid Ó Fathaigh says:

    Sor­ry to dis­ap­point folks — but deja vu is exact­ly the mis­fir­ing of neu­rons (min-seizures) in the mem­o­ry part of the brain. I had them as a teenag­er, and they returned for four months before a full-blown TLE pair of seizures. Sure­ly it has to do with recog­nis­ing new expe­ri­ences as old or old expe­ri­ences as unfa­mil­iar (jamais vu). Noth­ing com­pli­cat­ed con­cep­tu­al-wise!

  • alan drobnak says:

    He may have strolled into a Motel 6 for his deja mojo. We all know they are exact­ly alike across the USo­fA. Won­der how he’ll feel next time he heads into a McDon­alds. Just can’t wait for his next dis­patch on that expe­ri­ence.

  • alan drobnak says:

    I read about this recent­ly also.

  • Benjamin says:

    Actu­al­ly, déjà-vu is actu­al­ly what one has already expe­ri­enced as real in one’s dreams and the déjà-vu refers back to that par­tial mem­o­ry from one’s dream. So sor­ry, I have to dis­agree with Dr Kaku to the extent that dreams do not have any dis­cernible con­nec­tion to par­al­lel uni­vers­es, or do they??

  • Kristine Henley says:

    It has to do with your brain. Small seizures. DUH!! Dudes just try­ing to get mon­ey and have peo­ple believe stuff.

  • Hejnal says:

    The fact of deja vu:
    In this world every­thing becomes fix before it hap­pens. Some­thing becomes fix before a sec­ond, some­thing before 1 minute, some­thing before some years and so on. Some peo­ple see and feel before some months, some before some years. Human mind is capa­ble to see the future. And some future we can see just a sec­ond before it hap­pens in real­i­ty. This is the deja vu. The con­cept of par­al­lel uni­verse is 100% wrong. I am not a sci­en­tist but I know many uni­ver­sal secret which Sci­ence has not fig­ure out.

  • allan anderson says:

    i had a moment last week­end was lookin at the sun­set have nev­er been to this par­tic­u­lar place in my life but as the sun set i had a moment of wow i have seen this and have had same con­ver­sa­tion on where the sun would set on the hori­zon i live in the yukon we have mag­nif­i­cent scenery and that sun­set was noth­ing short of amaz­ing for obvi­ous rea­son

  • allan anderson says:

    have astro trav­elled as a kid seen a ufo and now this dejavu moment wtf i know there are oth­er worlds than this 4sure

  • Atherworld says:

    The best expla­na­tion I heard was a brain glitch that results in your read­ing a mem­o­ry you just fin­ished writ­ing a split sec­ond ago. So you instant­ly remem­ber what you’re cur­rent­ly doing.

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