Neural Correlates of DéJà Vu and Dissociation: the Roles of the Amygdala and Hippocampus in the Prevalence of Deja Vu Used as an Indicator for the Severity of Dissociation and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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Post-traumatic stress disorder, Déjà vu, Amygdaloid body, Hippocampus (Brain), PTSD, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Deja vu, Dissociation, Amygdala, Hippocampus
The phenomenon of déjà vu is one that is poorly understood while posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex diagnosis and presentation of symptoms. Both of these presentations are influenced by amygdala and hippocampus regions of the brain. As such, this study demonstrated through correlational analyses that there are significant relationships between components of each that can be utilized to aid in determining the likely-hood of PTSD and dissociative symptoms. A unique negative relationship was also presented between deǰa vu and PTSD and dissociative assessment scores. Discussion of these relationships and future investigations are also discussed
Pontau, James R., "Neural Correlates of DéJà Vu and Dissociation: the Roles of the Amygdala and Hippocampus in the Prevalence of Deja Vu Used as an Indicator for the Severity of Dissociation and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder" (2008). ETD Archive. 777.