Déjà vu may be illusory gist identification

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 46:e371 (2023)
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In déjà vu, a novel experience feels strangely familiar. Here we propose that this phenomenology is best seen as consisting in an illusory feeling of identification of the gist of the current scene or event, rather than in the intensity of the fluency-based, metacognitive feeling of familiarity.

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Shen Pan
University of Maryland, College Park (PhD)
Peter Carruthers
University of Maryland, College Park


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