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International seminar on déjà vu and memory

 

 

March 15-16, 2006

Kyoto University, Faculty of Education, Kyoto, Japan

 

This seminar attempts to promote the multidisciplinary study of déjà vu and memory. Déjà vu is one of the nodal points of memory and recent approaches to its scientific study are diverse. Recent cognitive and neurological approaches suggest that cognitive, emotional as well as psychological disorders raise many integrative issues with regard to the mechanism of déjà vu. This is the first special seminar on this topic developed by our research group and it aims to encouraging researchers from various fields (cognitive psychology, cognitive sciences, clinical psychology. and psychiatry) to discuss the challenges and opportunities offered by a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of déjà vu and memory.

 

Invited Speakers

Alan Brown. (Southern Methodist University)

Elizabeth J. Marsh (Duke University)

 

Program

March 15

2pm-4pm  Session 1 :Déjà vu, jamais vu cognitive mechanism

Sugimori, E. (Kyoto Univ. Graduate student) Factors of output-monitoring error

Matsuda, K. (Kyoto Univ. PostDoc researcher) Déjà vu experiences arise from stimuli typicality

Kusumi, T.  Déjà vu and Jamais vu phenomenonPsychological aspects of metacognition and similarity   [PDF]

Furukawa M, Moriyama T, Watanabe S and Tsukahara Y. (Future Univ.-Hakodate)  An experimental approach to elicit jamais vu

Commentators: Brown, A. & Marsh, E.J.

 

4:30pm-6pm  Keynote Lecture 1   

Elizabeth J. Marsh (Duke University)

The nature and incidence of déjà vu, plus findings from an implicit memory investigation

1 Background information on déjà vu

   Methods of investigating the déjà vu experience,

   General incidence,

   Nature of the experience,

   Physical variables related to déjà vu,

   Psychological variables related to déjà vu,

2 Implicit memory interpretation of déjà vu

 

March 16

2pm-4pm  Session 2 : Déjà vu, jamais vu & psychological disorders

Kawabe, T. (Kyoto Univ. Researcher)  The subjective contents of the déjà vu experiences

Kato, N. (Kyoto Univ. Graduate student)  Assessing individuals who have never experienced déjà vu

Fukao, K. (Kyoto Univ. Hospital)  Déjà vu and Jamais Vu as Epileptic Symptoms

Commentators: Brown, A. & Marsh, E.J.

 

4:30pm-6pm  Keynote Lecture  

Alan Brown. (Southern Methodist University)

The relationship of physical and psychological pathology to déjà vu, plus findings from a split-perception investigation

1 Background information on déjà vu

    Jamais vu,

    Physical pathology related to déjà vu,

    Psychological pathology related to déjà vu,

    Neurological interpretations of déjà vu, etc.

2 Split, or double, perception interpretation of déjà vu

 

Organizer: Takashi Kusumi (Kyoto University, Faculty of Education)

 

References

Brown, A.S. 2003 A review of the déjà vu experience Psychological Bulletin, Vol.129 394-413 

Brown, A.S. 2004 The déjà vu experience. Psychology Press

Kusumi, T.  2006 Human metacognition and the déjà vu phenomenon. In K.Fujita & S. Itakura (Eds.) Diversity of Cognition: Evolution, Development, Domestication, and Pathology (pp.302-314). Kyoto University Press  [PDF]

 

Links

GLENN, D. The Tease of Memory: Psychologists are dusting off 19th-century explanations of déjà vu. Have we been here before? 

Giving déjà vu: a second look

Vernon Neppe

 

March 11, 2006