presque vu

Algunos tipos de paramnesia
  • Déjà vu (ya visto): Es sentir que se ha sido testigo o se ha experimentado previamente una situación nueva.
  • Jamais vu (nunca visto): Es no recordar explícitamente haber visto algo antes. La persona sabe que ha ocurrido antes, pero la experiencia le resulta extraña.
  • Presque vu (casi visto): Es casi recordar algo, pero sin llegar a hacerlo. Éste es el sentimiento de tenerlo «en la punta de la lengua».
  • Déjà entendu (ya escuchado): Es oír algo que se siente haber escuchado anteriormente.
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Déjà Vu - the experience of being certain that you have experienced or seen a new situation previously – you feel as though the event has already happened or is repeating itself. The experience is usually accompanied by a strong sense of familiarity and a sense of eeriness, strangeness, or weirdness. The “previous” experience is usually attributed to a dream, but sometimes there is a firm sense that it has truly occurred in the past.


Déjà Vécu - is what most people are experiencing when they think they are experiencing deja vu. Déjà vu is the sense of having seen something before, whereas déjà vécu is the experience of having seen an event before, but in great detail – such as recognizing smells and sounds. This is also usually accompanied by a very strong feeling of knowing what is going to come next. 


Déjà Visité -  a less common experience and it involves an uncanny knowledge of a new place. For example, you may know your way around a a new town or a landscape despite having never been there, and knowing that it is impossible for you to have this knowledge. Déjà visité is about spatial and geographical relationships, while déjà vécu is about temporal occurrences. Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote about an experience of this in his book “Our Old Home” in which he visited a ruined castle and had a full knowledge of its layout. He was later able to trace the experience to a poem he had read many years early by Alexander Pope in which the castle was accurately described.


Déjà Senti - Déjà senti is the phenomenon of having “already felt” something. This is exclusively a mental phenomenon and seldom remains in your memory afterwards. In the words of a person having experienced it: “What is occupying the attention is what has occupied it before, and indeed has been familiar, but has been forgotten for a time, and now is recovered with a slight sense of satisfaction as if it had been sought for. The recollection is always started by another person’s voice, or by my own verbalized thought, or by what I am reading and mentally verbalize; and I think that during the abnormal state I generally verbalize some such phrase of simple recognition as ‘Oh yes—I see’, ‘Of course—I remember’, etc., but a minute or two later I can recollect neither the words nor the verbalized thought which gave rise to the recollection. I only find strongly that they resemble what I have felt before under similar abnormal conditions.”


Jamais Vu - Jamais vu (never seen) describes a familiar situation which is not recognized. It is often considered to be the opposite of déjà vu and it involves a sense of eeriness. The observer does not recognize the situation despite knowing rationally that they have been there before. It is commonly explained as when a person momentarily doesn’t recognize a person, word, or place that they know. Chris Moulin, of Leeds University, asked 92 volunteers to write out “door” 30 times in 60 seconds. He reported that 68 per cent of his guinea pigs showed symptoms of jamais vu, such as beginning to doubt that “door” was a real word. This has lead him to believe that jamais vu may be a symptom of brain fatigue.

Presque Vu - Presque vu is very similar to the “tip of the tongue” sensation – it is the strong feeling that you are about to experience an epiphany – though the epiphany seldom comes. The term “presque vu” means “almost seen”. The sensation of presque vu can be very disorienting and distracting.



jamais vu

zhah´ma voo] the sensation that familiar surroundings are strangely unfamiliar; the illusion that one has never seen anything like that before.    


From Wiki:  “In psychology, jamais vu (/ˈʒɑːmeɪ ˈvuː/; from French, meaning “never seen”) is the phenomenon of experiencing a situation that one recognizes in some fashion, but that nonetheless seems very unfamiliar.

Often described as the opposite of déjà vu, jamais vu involves a sense of eeriness and the observer’s impression of seeing the situation for the first time, despite rationally knowing that he or she has been in the situation before. Jamais vu is sometimes associated with certain types of aphasia, amnesia, and epilepsy.

Jamais vu is most commonly experienced when a person momentarily does not recognise a word or, less commonly, a person or place, that she or he knows. This can be achieved by anyone by repeatedly writing or saying a specific word out loud. After a few seconds one will often, despite knowing that it is a real word, feel as if “there’s no way it is an actual word”.

The phenomenon is often grouped with déjà vu and presque vu, or tip of the tongue.

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Artemis:  Second time in a few weeks that I heard/saw it used.  So… 



anonymous asked:

Presque Vu?

Presque Vu is a story that poured out of me in a torrent. The story is about 70K long and I think I wrote it in less than a month. As such, it shows a lot of ragged emotional edges that normally I would file away from a story as too personal.

I don’t know if I’ve confessed this before, but here it is:

Arthur’s dream, after Mal dies, is my dream. I never remember my dreams, but this one has never left me. It came the night after my best friend’s funeral, and it’s lingered with me, every single detail. I like to think it was her telling me she was okay, and that I needed to stop being such a fucking pussy and sobbing uncontrollably. I remember sitting next to her in a theater and dragging her into my arms like it could keep her there with me and smelling the sharp lemon of my own perfume, and how it felt to wake myself up crying after. 

A lot of times people have asked me how to write something compelling, what makes a story good and emotionally resonant. I think it’s the willingness to excavate yourself, to give away your happiness and horror in equal measure. It’s not easy, but it’s the reason some stories will land like a fist around your heart, squeezing, others like a knife to the gut mid-twist. 

(And to the other people to asked: It’s unlikely I will write in Inception fandom again, but never say never and all that jazz.)

Have you guys read Presque Vu?

Have you?

Have you?

Read it. Now.

It’s without a doubt my favorite fanfic of all time. Of any fandom, author, or pairing, this is my favorite. 

Title: Presque Vu
Author: Pru
Fandom: Inception 
Pairing: Eames and Arthur
Rating: R
Status: Complete
Summary: Or, “on the tip of the tongue.” Arthur meets Mal first. He inherits Dom, after. Everything else is on him.

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The tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon (TOT or presque vuFrench pronunciation: [pʁɛsk vy], from the French for “almost seen”) is the failure to retrieve a word from memory, combined with partial recall and the feeling that retrieval is imminent.[1] The phenomenon’s name comes from the saying, “It’s on the tip of my tongue.”[2][3][4]

People in a tip-of-the-tongue state can often recall one or more features of the target word, such as the first letter, its syllabic stress, and words similar in sound and/or meaning.[3] Individuals report a feeling of being seized by the state, feeling something like mild anguish while searching for the word, and a sense of relief when the word is found.[3][5] While many aspects of the tip-of-the-tongue state remain unclear, there are two major competing explanations for its occurrence, the direct-access view and the inferential view. The direct-access view posits that the state occurs when memory strength is not enough to recall an item, but is strong enough to trigger the state. The inferential view posits that the state occurs when the subject infers knowledge of the target word, and tries to piece together different clues about the word that are accessible in memory. Emotional-induced retrieval often causes more TOT experiences than an emotionally-neutral retrieval, such as asking where a famous icon was assassinated rather than simply asking the capitol city of a state.[6]

The tip of the tongue phenomenon has implications for research in psycholinguisticsmemory, and metacognition.[2]

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anonymous asked:

Thanks for reccing Presque Vu. But also no thanks because it is destroying me and I DON'T HAVE TIME TO BE A MESS RIGHT NOOOOOW

U R WELCOME FRIEND

true story I read that story like 3 times in a row the first week I was in England (ALMOST FOUR YEARS AGO EXACTLY AAAAHHHH I AM OLD) because I had it open on my computer and got to my room at Oxford and HAD NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET. and my student card wasn’t working so I couldn’t get into the library. and this was before the days of (widely proliferated) smartphones. so like. I had nothing. except fanfic that was open on my computer, lol. and so I read that completely all the way through at least twice, maybe three times, and then the best bits I don’t want to think about how many times more than that. I like, imprinted on that story. it was a big thing for me at the time. I just love it.

I reread it last summer when I was in Paris and it was a whole thing. I mean. IT IS MY FAVORITE FIC. my favorite. and I love a whole lot of fics, you know.

I'm currently exploring the realm of Deja phenomina. Here's my basic understanding of some of these things.

Deja Vu:
Literal Meaning is “Already Seen”
Basically it is the sensation of re-experiencing something.
The part which remains a mystery is whether or not the subject has ever actually experienced the situation before.
Many people claim that they experienced the exact situation previously in a dream, in some cases even down to precise details such as names, colours, and locations.

Deja Entendu:
Literal meaning is “Already Heard”
Unlike Deja Vu the subject in this case usually can’t recall specific details, however they are severely unsettled by hearing something they are positive they have heard before.

Jamais Vu:
Literal Meaning is “Never Seen”
This phenomenon is unique from the others because rather than feeling like something unfamiliar is familiar, the subject feels like they are experiencing something entirely new when they know full well that they have experienced similar things before once or multiple times.

Presque Vu:
Literal Meaning is “Almost Seen”
This is the feeling within the subject that they are about to have an epiphany. However much the subject believes they are about to learn something that has previously been beyond their understanding, this phenomenon never results in the subject acquiring knowledge.

Reja Vu:
Literal Meaning - Unknown
The feeling that what you are experience will, in the future, happen again. This phenomenon doesn’t always result in re-experiencing the suspected events. It is still unknown whether subjects who suffer from Reja Vu, and then find themselves in the same situation are prone to experiencing Deja Vu.

anonymous asked:

hi, hello, sorry, this is probably a stupid question, but if you could choose an object- any object at all- to represent your fic Presque Vu, what would it be?

This is weird, not stupid, which is totally okay!

I think the object would be an old watch, the kind you have to wind. The whole story is about the way time can help and hinder you, how you can’t rush to your happy ending, and how no matter what you do, you have to live the valleys in between. But that getting that progression is also work. 

Actually, it makes me think of the beautiful skeleton watch I own, except with a rose tone face, too.