The human brain is the only organ in the body that doesn’t have nerves despite the fact that it plays as the central station of the central nervous system. Simply put, this means that your brain doesn’t feel any pain. The human brain also takes up the lion’s share of energy generated in your body. To be rather specific, your brain consumes up to 20% of all energy. Have in mind that it’s just about 2% of your body’s total weight. This concentrated energy is important for sustaining healthy brain function, promoting healthy brain cells and as well fueling nerve impulses.
In the last few weeks, we have been focusing on 10 strange phenomena of the human mind. We have seen that as incredible as the brain is, it’s also prone to a number of specific conditions that affect it in a way not so well understood by scientists.
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Deja Senti is another strange phenomenon of the human brain. The naming of this condition is derived from the French words ‘already felt’. This is an exclusive condition that doesn’t stick to your memory afterward. A person who is affected by Deja Senti feels that what is occupying their attention is what occupied it before. So they feel that it is very familiar, only that it was forgotten for some time, but has now been recovered with an increased sense of satisfaction. In other words, they feel a bit more satisfied as if they have been seeking this for some time.
The recollection of the said event is usually triggered by someone else’s voice, or by the affected person’s verbalized thoughts. It is also known to be triggered by what the affected person is reading or have mentally verbalized. People affected with this condition have said that when it happens, they usually utter such phrases as ‘I see’ or ‘Of course – I remember’, etc. A minute or two later, though, they can’t remember neither the words nor the verbalized thoughts that initially gave rise to the recollection. The only notable change is the feeling that those thoughts had so much resembled something they felt before under very similar, abnormal conditions.
Deja Senti is very similar to Déjà vu, where one tends to feel that they are in a situation that they have been in before. Only that in this case, it’s not about the situation, it’s about the feeling. Individuals affected by Deja Senti get the same feeling that you’d get when you’ve just spoken something but then later realize that you never uttered a word. In addition to Déjà vu and Deja Senti, other strange phenomena of the human mind that are related to the ‘Deja’ condition include Deja Visite and Deja Vecu.