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Déjà Vu

Déjà vu is the experience of being certain that you have experienced or seen a new situation previously – you feel as though the event has already happened or is repeating itself.

The experience is usually accompanied by a strong sense of familiarity and a sense of eeriness, strangeness, or weirdness. The “previous” experience is usually attributed to a dream, but sometimes there is a firm sense that it has truly occurred in the past.

Déjà Vécu

Déjà vécu is what most people are experiencing when they think they are experiencing deja vu.

Déjà vu is the sense of having seen something before, whereas déjà vécu is the experience of having seen an event before, but in great detail – such as recognizing smells and sounds. 

Déjà Visité

Déjà visité is a less common experience and it involves an uncanny knowledge of a new place. For example, you may know your way around a a new town or a landscape despite having never been there, and knowing that it is impossible for you to have this knowledge. 

Déjà Senti

Déjà senti is the phenomenon of having “already felt” something. This is exclusively a mental phenomenon and seldom remains in your memory afterwards.

You could think of it as the feeling of having just spoken, but realizing that you, in fact, didn’t utter a word.

Jamais Vu

Jamais vu (never seen) describes a familiar situation which is not recognized. It is often considered to be the opposite of déjà vu and it involves a sense of eeriness. The observer does not recognize the situation despite knowing rationally that they have been there before.

Chris Moulin, of Leeds University, asked 92 volunteers to write out “door” 30 times in 60 seconds. He reported that 68% of the precipitants showed symptoms of jamais vu, such as beginning to doubt that “door” was a real word. This has lead him to believe that jamais vu may be a symptom of brain fatigue.

Presque Vu

Presque vu is very similar to the “tip of the tongue” sensation – it is the strong feeling that you are about to experience an epiphany – though the epiphany seldom comes. 

L’esprit de l’Escalier

L’esprit de l’escalier (stairway wit) is the sense of thinking of a clever comeback when it is too late. 

Capgras Delusion

Capgras delusion is the phenomenon in which a person believes that a close friend or family member has been replaced by an identical looking impostor. This could be tied in to the old belief that babies were stolen and replaced by changelings in medieval folklore, as well as the modern idea of aliens taking over the bodies of people on earth to live amongst us for reasons unknown. This delusion is most common in people with schizophrenia but it can occur in other disorders.

Fregoli Delusion

Fregoli delusion is a rare brain phenomenon in which a person holds the belief that different people are, in fact, the same person in a variety of disguises. It is often associated with paranoia and the belief that the person in disguise is trying to persecute them.

It was first reported in 1927 in the case study of a 27-year-old woman who believed she was being persecuted by two actors whom she often went to see at the theatre. She believed that these people “pursued her closely, taking the form of people she knows or meets”.

Prosopagnosia

Prosopagnosia is a phenomenon in which a person is unable to recognize faces of people or objects that they should know. People experiencing this disorder are usually able to use their other senses to recognize people – such as a person’s perfume, the shape or style of their hair, the sound of their voice, or even their gait. A classic case of this disorder was presented in the 1998 book (and later Opera by Michael Nyman) called “The man who mistook his wife for a hat”.

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Moscow Zoo is terrible. Terrible as itself, terrible in comparison (Zoo in San Francisco). Cotton candy sellers take advantage of this by selling sad visitors tons of sugar wishing to seize sorry for the animals. I don’t mind against zoos. I’m for animals on freedom, but at the same time I think that urban residents should be able to get closer with nature, not all can boldly go on an African safari or Siberian adventure. Especially many endangered species breed better and are safer under the professionalsupervision. But, WTF, create good conditions for them!
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Московский Зоопарк ужасен. Ужасен сам по себе, ужасен в сравнение (Зоопарк в Сан Франциско). Продавцы сладкой ваты этим пользуются, продавая тонны сахара печальным посетителям, желающим заесть жалость к животным. Я и против и не против зоопарков. Я за то, что животным место на свободе, но в то же время мне кажется, что городские жители должны иметь возможность познакомиться с природой, не все же могут отважно отправиться на африканское сафари или в сибирское приключение. Тем более многие вымирающие виды животных лучше размножаются и находятся в большей безопасности под присмотров профессионалов. Но, ёмоё, создайте им хорошие условия!

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ericovna:

Moscow Zoo is terrible. Terrible as itself, terrible in comparison (Zoo in San Francisco). Cotton candy sellers take advantage of this by selling sad visitors tons of sugar wishing to seize sorry for the animals. I don’t mind against zoos. I’m for animals on freedom, but at the same time I think that urban residents should be able to get closer with nature, not all can boldly go on an African safari or Siberian adventure. Especially many endangered species breed better and are safer under the professionalsupervision. But, WTF, create good conditions for them!

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Московский Зоопарк ужасен. Ужасен сам по себе, ужасен в сравнение (Зоопарк в Сан Франциско). Продавцы сладкой ваты этим пользуются, продавая тонны сахара печальным посетителям, желающим заесть жалость к животным. Я и против и не против зоопарков. Я за то, что животным место на свободе, но в то же время мне кажется, что городские жители должны иметь возможность познакомиться с природой, не все же могут отважно отправиться на африканское сафари или в сибирское приключение. Тем более многие вымирающие виды животных лучше размножаются и находятся в большей безопасности под присмотров профессионалов. Но, ёмоё, создайте им хорошие условия!

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Things are worse and I didn’t realize how badly I wanted to feel your touch until I felt my knees collapse under the weight of all my problems. I don’t need you, but I want you. It’s a lot easier to breathe when your hugging me than it is choking down oxygen of a broken home. Please come back. I’m so sorry.

please give me a second chance I want to hold your hand

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People always complain when you’re writing about sad things. When each poem and story ends on a heartbreaking note, they start to wonder what’s wrong with you. But haven’t you noticed that people love the saddest poems and relate to the most painful stories? And then you realize how sad that really is.
M.D.L, “Why do you write about sadness so much? Write about something happy.” (via mingdliu)