Heard This One Before? - How Déjà Vu Works

Have you heard this podcast before? Or are you experiencing Déjà vu? Catherine Loveday, neuroscience professor at the University of Westminster, joins Alex Andreou to explain the strange sensation that you've already experienced something, even when you know you never have, and why for some people it can become a serious problem. 

“Déjà vu is the conflict you feel when you don’t remember something but feel that you must.”

“The feeling of familiarity helps us find our way in the world. When it goes wrong it can be quite disturbing.” 

”Our brains are fantastic prediction machines.”

“Déjà vu is a temporary aberration of our memory system.”


Written and presented by Alex Andreou. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant producer: Elina Ganatra. Lead producer: Jacob Jarvis. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production
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