Déjà Vu Survey

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Déjà vu (French for "already seen") is experienced in one form or another by a large number of people (a recent survey indicated the incidence to be around 63% of the adult American population, for example).

There are many forms of what one might call "déjà" experience (on page 10 in his 1983 book "The Psychology of Déjà Vu" Dr. Vernon Neppe lists 20 of them!). In this survey, though, we wish to study two main forms, namely "déjà vécu" ("already lived through") and "déjà visité" ("already visited"). For more information about these two forms, please see http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~mdlee/dejavu.htm.

At this point we lack empirical data on the incidence of these forms of déjà vu and also about how they are experienced. Here are some questions which will allow us to form more accurate picture of what various types of déjà experience are happening:

Two initial questions leading to the questionnaire

Have you ever had an experience in which you recognized that something which was just happening had also happened before but, at the same time, you also knew that this was not possible (déjà vécu)?
    never just once more than once

   2) Have you ever gone to a new place but were able to recognize it like you had been there before but, at the same time, you knew that this was not possible (déjà visite)?
    never just once more than once

When you press submit, you will get a copy of the questionnaire especially made for you.