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Deja vu: Insights from the cognitive neuropsychology of memory Seminar

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16:00 - 17:00
17 February 2011
School of Psychology, Room 3095, Shackleton Building (Building 44), University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Barbara Seiter on 02380 595578 or email .

Event details

Whereas there has been a rich tradition of understanding visual perception by studying visual illusions, there has been relatively little on illusions of memory, such as the deja vu phenomenon.

Recently there has been an upsurge in interest in the phenomenon of deja vu from a cognitive perspective, driven by a recent review by Brown (2003).  In this talk, an overview of the deja vu experience is presented, focussing heavily on the contribution to contemporary memory theory of our neuropsychological cases.  These cases have dysfunctional experiential states associated with memory retrieval and can be conceptualised as having near-permanent deja vu. These cases are explained in relation to the subjective states associated with memory retrieval and historical accounts of deja vu.

Tea will be served beforehand at 15:45 in room 3096 (iZone room).

Speaker information

Dr Chris Moulin,Institute of Psychological Sciences, University of Leeds

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