Thanks to the 2006 film starring Denzel Washington, almost everyone has now heard of déjà vu. A closer look at this intriguing phenomenon, however, has shown that there are many things that people are experiencing and that, somehow, have all been called "déjà vu"!
We decided to make an on-line resource available where those who are interested can learn more about the various forms of "déjà experience"* and also share what they have been experiencing with the wider world.
In this way, those of us who are studying these phenomena will get a better idea of all the various forms that are out there in the "real world".
(Some have told us they didn't realize that they could click on the Types of D. E., Survey Data, Explanations, and History buttons [above] to get to those sections.)
The main things you should take away with you from this website are:
1) déjà experiences are very common,
2) there are many forms of déjà experience (all, though, are often called "déjà vu") and
3) each form may well have its own cause or origin -- there isn't a "one size fits all" explanation for all types of déjà experience.
A paper by Prof. Michael Schredl (Mannheim) and Art Funkhouser was featured in the November - December issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies (vol. 21, pp. 7 - 18, 2014). The title is "Déjà Vécu and Déjà Visité: Similarities and Differences (Initial Results from an Online Investigation."
Art Funkhouser gave a lecture on Friday, June 25th, 2010 and led a workshop on Saturday, June 26th, 2010 on déjà experience at the Rhine Research Center in Durham, N.C., USA.
A two part interview was made with him by Anthony Peake, the author of "Is There Life After Death" and "The Daemon". Both parts can be seen by clicking here.
Some preliminary results of an on-line déjà vu questionnaire can be seen by going here.
We are interested in what you have to say about this website (which went "on-line" in 2009).
As we receive feedback, comments, suggestions and criticism using our guestbook, the information published here will be augmented, corrected and updated.
Please feel free to contact us (see About us in the Main menu) if you wish to see any changes made in what is available here and also tell us about new research that you think we need to know about.
Should you have website design skills you would like to contribute to this effort, you will be welcomed with open arms.
(Note: DER Stuff refers to Déjà Experience Research Stuff)
* A term coined by Dr. Vernon Neppe in his 1981 Witwatersrand University doctoral thesis
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