Do you “Déjà vu”?

Do you “Déjà vu”?

Do you know that sudden feeling of familiarity when you sense something and it seems like you have already experienced it before? The French call it déjà vu. And neuroscientists from around the world try to define its nature.

Freeze to decide

Freeze to decide

A threat! One person runs away while the other faces the fight. How do we decide what to do? Research shows that our body’s freeze reaction plays a role in these types of decisions.

Too much to sense at once

Too much to sense at once

Imagine that every detail you see, hear or smell triggers your thoughts simultaneously. From every tiny inscription on the packaging to all the massive sales signs, from a nearby whisper to the distant traffic… It is all too much to sense at once: this is what sensory overload feels like.

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