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Bronwyn G

I am always forgetting important things (very silly of me, but like you I had learnt to depend on my parents over time) but the thing I remember most forgetting was the lunchorders for the students. I was so ashamed afterwards - the students wouldn't get to eat! Also I forgot to put money on the desk until recess when I really should have done it before school. This was during the time of the Melbourne Cup. We had had a school holiday - for a horse race - so perhaps you could forgive me then. Also, on the computer front, Zachary, I have forgotten where I might have stored files, and poetry for my poetry workshops which has happened to me twice in the past year.

What a great question! I'm sure most of us have forgotten something important ... and many not so important things. More often than not I forget to shout my mother when we go to the movies, but I always pay when I go out with my boyfriend. Weird thing happening there.

I have forgotten most of every foreign language I have learnt. And I frequently forget my mobile phone.

I can show you and your computer how to get French accents by the way, should you want to start writing in that language.


I was wondering about the title you chose for this week's weblog. Did something about that night remind you of another time you forgot something important? Experiencing De ja vu can be a very eerie feeling. Have you ever been somewhere for the first time but it really felt like you had been there before? A few days ago I was talking to your Uncle and I just got the strangest feeling. It was almost as if I all ready knew what he was going to say. It only lasted for maybe half a minute but it made me get goosebumps. Some people believe that they experience de ja vu because they lived a past life. I believe that some actions trigger familiar memories of past experiences and it's the brain's way of reminding us that we've been in a similiar situation at some time in our lives. What do you think causes de ja vu? LYA

Bronwyn G

Zach and Robin,

I think deja vu is caused by waves in the brain, especially the slow ones, like theta or delta.

I think we sort of store imprints in our brains of our experiences.

According to Wikipedia there are THREE kinds of deja vu:

deja vecu
deja senti
deja visite

When we experience anxiety, we may be more vulnerable to experiences of deja vu. Such experiences are also seen in schizophrenics. This shows that certain parts of the brain are more activated than others when we experience deja vu.

Here are some good articles about deja vu:

If you study psychology when you grow up, Zach, then Jung is a really important name to know. I took mythology and I knew Jung very well!

Here are 2 more articles about deja vu:

The last one has a display of the areas in the brain which are activated when we have deja vu experiences.

I hope this helps you understand deja vu better!

Mrs. Meeler

Unfortunately, I have forgotten many things over the years. I remember forgetting my cleats in high school when I played softball. One time I forgot our GA football tickets at home and we couldn't get in to the game. My husband (who was my boyfriend at the time) was not happy about that!
Just this past week, I forgot our kitchen plans for our electrician who is wiring our new house two days in a row! One thing I do to help myself remember important items and events is writing them down. Then I put the list of things I need in a place I will be sure to see before I leave.

Mrs. Meeler

I forgot to mention in my first comment that you forgot to add your hyperlinks to your posts that you did at GSU. Go back in typepad and give it a try.

Mrs. Tobler

Your post about the experience at GSU is so well written! I am very happy to see how much thought and planning that you put into this writing. We've discussed the traits of logical organization and personal voice in our class. You definitely exhibit both of these traits in this post!



I think that deja vu is caused by old brain cells. Brain cells are like humans, they don't live forever. So they have to get old to. And if you haven't noticed, as you get older you lose your memory.

Your Pal,

Bronwyn G

Here's another interesting article on Deja Vu, which I found through MindHacks, which is a great psychology and neurology site.

It's about a person who suffers chronic deja vu.



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