We’ve all experienced this, some of us more than others. That familiar feeling that you’ve been there before better known as deja vu. Michio Kaku explains his theory on what we experience when we experience deja vu. He states, “Deja Vu simply elicits fragments of memories that we have stored in our brain, memories that can be elicited by moving into an environment that resembles something that we’ve already experienced.”
Opening the door to the idea of multi-universes and parallel universes, Michio Kaku says that deja vu can actually be induced in subjects during experiments. Furthermore, questioning if we can, in fact, flip between parallel universes. How you may ask, is this possible?
Aaron Kucyi, a PhD student in Neuroscience, has done this by using familiarity-based methods.
Kucyi gets people to look at and study a bunch of images. Then presents them with these images a second time but also adds new images, and asks them if they remember each image. People often think that they have seen an image when they really had not, and experimenters label these incidences as deja vu.
Watch the video below for a full description of Michio Kaku’s theory of deja vu.