Vu Jàdé can be simply defined as that funny feeling that this has never happened to you before. The term “Vu Jàdé” (also called preamnesia) describes the experience of feeling that one has not witnessed or experienced a situation previously. The term was coined by Kurt Kemp in 2007 in his book (The Weird Ideas I Get), which expanded upon an idea for an essay he was working on for his Myspace Blog. Unfortunately he got distracted and never completed the essay.
The experience of Vu Jàdé is usually accompanied by a compelling sense of unfamiliarity, and also a sense of shock, awe, or suddenly feeling lost. The experience is most frequently attributed to a lack of imagination, although in some cases there is a firm sense that the experience genuinely never happened. Vu Jàdé has been described as “Instant Alzheimer’s.”
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