Déjà vu-What is it?

Hey discoverers! So I am sure you have listened to Olivia Rodrigo’s Déjà vu which has made its place to Top 5 Global Spotify Streaming Chart. The song has been Olivia’s second hit after her Global hit Drivers License that spent 8 consecutive weeks topping the Billboard Chart.

So I have been listening to her song Drivers License and Déjà vu for weeks now and I have loved both of them.The Déjà vu music video might puzzle many for the first time but you get the whole story the second or third time you watch it.

Here is an article by popbuzz that talks about the meaning of the song Déjà vu :-

The lyrics to ‘Deja Vu’ see Olivia sing about an ex doing exactly the same things they did with her, with a new lover and, just like ‘Drivers License’, they’re incredibly evocative and relatable. She sings: “Watching reruns of Glee / Bein’ annoying, singing in harmony / I bet she’s braggin’ to all her friends / Saying you’re so unique (Huh)” / So when you’re gonna tell her / That we did that too, she think it’s special? / But it’s all re-used.”

It’s unclear if Olivia is singing about the same person as ‘Drivers License’ or someone else but it would make sense that they are about the same relationship. The line “Another actress, I hate to think that I was just your type” appears to reference the rumoured Joshua Bassett and Sabrina Carpenter relationship.

So what is so great about Déjà vu that Olivia wrote a whole song about it?

Déjà vu literally means “already seen” in French and it’s a common expression that’s used in English to describe the feeling you get when you feel like you’ve experienced something that’s happening to you now before. Déjà vu describes that uncanny sensation you’ve already experienced something, even when you know you never have. Experts generally agree this phenomenon probably relates to memory in some way. So, if you have déjà vu, you might have experienced a similar event before. You just can’t remember it.

I am sure this has happened to us not once or twice but many a times that we experience something known, get puzzled and say “Wait…Haven’t we been to this place before?” When this happens we stay in a puzzled state for about 2-3 minutes and realize “Okay,maybe you are right. Maybe this has never happened before.Maybe I am crazy” and we tend to move on.

So I found this video about Déjà vu that made things much clear for me {DON’T SKIP IT PLEASEEE 🙂}

Ted-Ed The feeling that you’ve experienced something before, but, in reality, the experience is brand new. There are over 40 theories that attempt to explain the phenomenon of déjà vu. Michael Molina explains how neuroimaging and cognitive psychology have narrowed down the theories that could explain that feeling you’re having…again. Lesson by Michael Molina, animation by Josh Harris.


Q.Is déjà vu dangerous?

Ans.Déjà vu often has no serious cause, but it can happen just before or during epileptic seizures. Many people who experience seizures, or their loved ones, realize what’s happening pretty quickly. But focal seizures, while common, aren’t always immediately recognizable as seizures.

Q.Is Déjà vu good or bad?

Ans.Moulin said, Déjà vu is just your brain fact-checking that information. “It’s a sign that something’s going on that’s healthy.

Q.What causes the feeling of Déjà vu ?

Ans.(Common reason)Being busy, tired, and a little bit stressed out. People who are exhausted or stressed tend to experience déjà vu more. This is probably because fatigue and stress are connected with what likely causes most cases of déjà vu: memory.

I hope this blog was an informative one and gave you an insight into what exactly Déjà vu is and answered many of your questions about it.

That is all for this blog! Stay safe!