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Table of Contents
Déjà Vu Revisited


1. THE CONCEPT OF DÉJÀ VU EXPERIENCE 1
Personal portrayals
The term déjà vu
Towards an operational definition of déjà vu
The components of the operational definition
The various manifestations of déjà vu experience
Synthesis

2. THE QUALITATIVE ASPECTS OF DÉJÀ VU EXPERIENCE 12
Overview
The incidence of déjà vu experience
Phenomenological categorization of the déjà vu phenomenon
Mechanisms hypothesized in déjà vu experience
Classification of déjà vu
Déjà vu and temporal lobe epilepsy
Subjective paranormal experience and déjà vu
Schizophrenia and déjà vu
Déjà vu experience in the normal person
Age, early experience and the déjà vu phenomenon
Dreams and déjà vu experience
Parameters for consideration in this research
Other kinds of déjà experience viewed in the context of the present research
General comments on the scientific literature on déjà vu
Applications to the present research

3. OPERATIONAL CRITERIA AND RESEARCH DESIGN 66
Operational criteria for Schizophrenia
Operational criteria for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Operational criteria for the Other Epilepsy—Temporal Lobe Dysfunction Group
The ‘Normal’ Subjects—Subjective Paranormal Non-Experients and Experients
Criteria for subjective paranormal experiences associated with déjà vu
Description of the problem
Terminology
Areas examined in the present research
Hypotheses used in the present research
Overview of the research design

4. RESULTS OF THE NORMAL GROUPS 86
Introduction
General principles pertaining to case discussions
The Subjective Paranormal Non-Experients
The Subjective Paranormal Experients
Differences between the Subjective Paranormal Experients and the Subjective Paranormal Non-Experients
Selected Subjective Paranormal Experients
The ‘Intermediate’ Group: Illustrative examples
Concluding comments

5. RESULTS—NEUROPSYCHIATRIC CATEGORIES:
TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPTICS 103

Introduction
The Temporal Lobe Epileptics
Patterns common to the statistically viable Group of Temporal Lobe Epileptics

6. DÉJÀ VU IN SCHIZOPHRENIA CASES 117
Illustrative cases
Patterns common to the statistically viable Group of Schizophrenics
Comparison of the Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Group and the Schizophrenic Group

7. THE DÉJÀ VU EXPERIENCE: TEMPORAL LOBE DYSFUNCTIONS
AND NON-TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPTICS 135

Illustrative cases
Comparison of the Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Group with the Temporal Lobe Dysfunction/Other Epilepsy Group

8. FOUR DIFFERENT KINDS OF DÉJÀ VU?
QUALITATIVE ASPECTS OF DÉJÀ VU EXPERIENCE 141

Overview
Comparisons of tabulated data
Dream recall and déjà vu
Age and déjà vu
Jamais vu experience
Incidence of déjà vu in this research
Comparisons of other qualitative parameters
Synthesis

9. GENERAL DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS 158
Validity of the concept déjà vu
The reliability of this study
Representativeness of the populations
Justification for the data analysis
Hypotheses
Major qualitative features
Screening Questionnaire
Clinical applications of déjà vu
Theoretical implications of this research
The synthesis


GLOSSARY

REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

AUTHOR INDEX

SUBJECT INDEX

APPENDICES

Tables

Questionnaires

Endnotes: Detailed Discussions

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