The opposite of a déjà vu
I don't have déjà vus.
But on rare occasions i have this mental experience:
I see a person that i know for years and s/he seems to me like a stranger. Almost as if i am meeting the person for the first time.
A slightly irritating and alienating feeling it is.
Anyone know it?
I get that with words sometimes. I'll see an ordinary word and all memory of what it means or ever having seen it just -- poof.
That sounds like a great way to approach people, though -- always meet them as if for the first time, no preconceptions, no second-guessing, a fresh new start. In fact, it IS a new person each time you meet.
Ah yes, Wikipedia calls this phenomenon "jamais vu" and states examples of tests with words.
Don't see any use in it. Just an odd feeling that lasts a few moments.
One time, back in high school, they were handing back some school pictures and when they gave me mine I could not recognize it as myself for some bizarre reason. I looked at it, and literally did not recognize it as myself, and tried to give it back saying it wasn't me. Needless to say, someone probably thought I needed crazy pills.
Very cool book.
Here's the book.
Jamais Vu Papers, The (Paperback).
by Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin
I don't remember that thread anymore, if someone wants, you can search. :)
Anybody else experience forward time shifts? Like hearing (answering) the phone before it rings or answering a question before it asked being sure you actually heard the phone or the question even tho witnesses say it didn't happen.
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