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The strange sensation of déjà vu: not so strange in temporal lobe epilepsy
  1. Chris J A Moulin
  1. Correspondence to Chris J A Moulin, LEAD CNRS UMR 5022, University of Bourgogne, 21065 Dijon, France; christopher.moulin{at}

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He who is faithfully analysing many different cases of epilepsy is doing far more than studying epilepsy. Hughlings Jackson

Déjà vu is an infrequent and nebulous mental experience—a mismatch between subjective perceptions of memory and retrieval itself.1 Relative to other memory errors and illusions, it has not received much attention in scientific works. However, one area where déjá vu has been studied consistently is temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE)2 and in the spirit of Hughlings Jackson, Warren-Gash and Zeman3 make an important contribution to this field.

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