Jamais VuPosted: April 23, 2010
Jamais Vu is often described as the opposite of Deja Vu but more accurately it is “when a person momentarily doesn’t recognize a word, person, or place that he/she already knows”. It is often associated with forms of epilepsy and amnesia. Apparently there is a 3rd “vu” called Presque vu, more commonly knwon as the “tip of the tongue” phenomenon we all experience from time to time. Although these experiences are so common among people, they are difficult to study in detail due to the fact that they come unannounced and leave little physical evidence of their happening. There are a variety of current theories but nothing fully agreed upon, and none that I really agree with much at all. I think this is one of those things we can figure out by observing it when it happens. People are often able to use their lucid dreaming abilities more fully when they begin to write down their dreams and observe them more.
Sometimes Deja vu happens so oftne to a person they even end up ignoring it most of the time. I think this happens with dreams too, many people ignore their dreams as a common experience and don’t pay much attention to them upon waking, so we forget them. I think that line of thought can also lead into daily life, ignoring daily experiences as common and paying little attention to them… not a good thing.
Here is a very interesting website I discovered a long time ago created by a woman who experiences Jamais Vu in various forms due to epilepsy. It includes journal entries and poetry about her experiences. Pretty interesting.