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Déjà vu phenomenon-related EEG pattern. Case report.

Vlasov PN, Chervyakov AV, Gnezditskii VV - Epilepsy Behav Case Rep (2013)

Bottom Line: Déjà vu (DV, from French déjà vu - "already seen") is an aberration of psychic activity associated with transitory erroneous perception of novel circumstances, objects, or people as already known.This study aimed to record the EEG pattern of déjà vu.In patients with epilepsy, DV episodes began with polyspike activity in the right temporal lobe region and, in some cases, ended with slow-wave theta-delta activity over the right hemisphere.

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Affiliation: Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, Moscow, Russia.

ABSTRACT

Background: Déjà vu (DV, from French déjà vu - "already seen") is an aberration of psychic activity associated with transitory erroneous perception of novel circumstances, objects, or people as already known.

Objective: This study aimed to record the EEG pattern of déjà vu.

Methods: The subjects participated in a survey concerning déjà vu characteristics and underwent ambulatory EEG monitoring (12-16 h).

Results: In patients with epilepsy, DV episodes began with polyspike activity in the right temporal lobe region and, in some cases, ended with slow-wave theta-delta activity over the right hemisphere. There were no epileptic discharges in healthy respondents during DV.

Conclusion: Two types of déjà vu are suggested to exist: "pathological-epileptic" déjà vu, characteristic of patients with epilepsy and equivalent to an epileptic seizure, and "nonpathological-nonepileptic" déjà vu, which is characteristic of healthy people and psychological phenomenon.

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Patient D., 29 years. The beginning of a DV episode. The red line is the patient's label (10 μV; 30 mm/s).
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f0010: Patient D., 29 years. The beginning of a DV episode. The red line is the patient's label (10 μV; 30 mm/s).

Mentions: Several fractions of a second before the patient pressed the button (the beginning of the seizure), a galvanic skin response was registered. The dominant alpha rhythm changes to a polymorph epileptiform activity with slow waves of theta band and sharp waves (Fig. 2).


Déjà vu phenomenon-related EEG pattern. Case report.

Vlasov PN, Chervyakov AV, Gnezditskii VV - Epilepsy Behav Case Rep (2013)

Patient D., 29 years. The beginning of a DV episode. The red line is the patient's label (10 μV; 30 mm/s).
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f0010: Patient D., 29 years. The beginning of a DV episode. The red line is the patient's label (10 μV; 30 mm/s).
Mentions: Several fractions of a second before the patient pressed the button (the beginning of the seizure), a galvanic skin response was registered. The dominant alpha rhythm changes to a polymorph epileptiform activity with slow waves of theta band and sharp waves (Fig. 2).

Bottom Line: Déjà vu (DV, from French déjà vu - "already seen") is an aberration of psychic activity associated with transitory erroneous perception of novel circumstances, objects, or people as already known.This study aimed to record the EEG pattern of déjà vu.In patients with epilepsy, DV episodes began with polyspike activity in the right temporal lobe region and, in some cases, ended with slow-wave theta-delta activity over the right hemisphere.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, Moscow, Russia.

ABSTRACT

Background: Déjà vu (DV, from French déjà vu - "already seen") is an aberration of psychic activity associated with transitory erroneous perception of novel circumstances, objects, or people as already known.

Objective: This study aimed to record the EEG pattern of déjà vu.

Methods: The subjects participated in a survey concerning déjà vu characteristics and underwent ambulatory EEG monitoring (12-16 h).

Results: In patients with epilepsy, DV episodes began with polyspike activity in the right temporal lobe region and, in some cases, ended with slow-wave theta-delta activity over the right hemisphere. There were no epileptic discharges in healthy respondents during DV.

Conclusion: Two types of déjà vu are suggested to exist: "pathological-epileptic" déjà vu, characteristic of patients with epilepsy and equivalent to an epileptic seizure, and "nonpathological-nonepileptic" déjà vu, which is characteristic of healthy people and psychological phenomenon.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus