Déjà Vu research pushes around memory, creates illusion of past encounter

Brown%2C%20Alan2%206-19-09%20photoshopped.jpgA new study by research psychologists Alan Brown of SMU and Elizabeth Marsh of Duke University provides new clues about déjà vu, that eerie sense of experiencing a moment for the second time.

These clues, in turn, could help unlock the secrets of the human brain.

"Déjà vu is inappropriate behavior by the brain," says Brown, professor in SMU's Department of Psychology and a leading researcher on memory. "By shedding light on this odd phenomenon, we can better understand normal memory processes."