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Déjà vu: A botched memory operation, illegitimate to start with

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 November 2023

Debora Stendardi
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Psicologia ‘Renzo Canestrari', Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy debora.stendardi2@unibo.it elisa.ciaramelli@unibo.it
Anindita Basu
Affiliation:
SISSA, Cognitive Neuroscience, Trieste, Italy abasu@sissa.it ale@sissa.it
Alessandro Treves
Affiliation:
SISSA, Cognitive Neuroscience, Trieste, Italy abasu@sissa.it ale@sissa.it
Elisa Ciaramelli
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Psicologia ‘Renzo Canestrari', Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy debora.stendardi2@unibo.it elisa.ciaramelli@unibo.it

Abstract

Rather than a natural product, a computational analysis leads us to characterize déjà vu as a failure of memory retrieval, linked to the activation in neocortex of familiar items from a compositional memory in the absence of hippocampal input, and to a misappropriation by the self of what is of others.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright © The Author(s), 2023. Published by Cambridge University Press

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