Did you see it?

Your brain is a strange place. It can ponder the origins of life and the beginning or the end of the universe. It can also create astonishing ways of killing and curing. But your brain isn't perfect and sometimes it plays some little tricks on you. Just to let you know that it has a mind of its own.
Most of us probably know the psychological term déjà vu (French for 'already seen'), but there are some related phenomenons, such as presque vu (French for 'almost seen') and jamais vu ('never seen').

Deja vu is the illusion that you have the distinct impression that you've already seen something before or experienced some situation before, but it just was the very first time you've seen or experienced it.

Presque vu is a so-called 'tip of the tongue' phenomenon. You have a strong feeling that you are on the very brink of a powerful epiphany, insight, or revelation, but it never materialises. The feeling is that of a forgotten name you know you know and are just about to say it, but your brain just cannot put its finger on it.

Jamais vu is the illusion that you are experiencing a situation that you seem to recognise in some way or another, but that nonetheless seems novel and unfamiliar. It involves a sense of eeriness and the observer's impression of seeing the situation for the first time, despite rationally knowing that they have been in the situation before.

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