Vernon Neppe, MD, PhD, FRSSAf, is a neuropsychiatrist and head of the Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute in Seattle. He is a former president of the South African Society for Psychical Research. He is author of Déjà Vu Revisited, Déjà Vu: A Second Look, Déjà Vu: Glossary and Library, Cry the Beloved Mind: A Voyage of Hope, Reality Begins with Consciousness: A Paradigm Shift that Works (written with physicist Edward Close), and Innovative Psychopharmacotherapy. His professional publications number over 700. Dr Neppe has amplified many of his concepts in two of the websites linked with his work. On www.Brainvoyage.com, his books are amplified. www.VernonNeppe.org is his gateway and includes more information on the Neppe-Close model of the Triadic Distinction Vortical Paradigm.
In this video from 2016, Dr. Neppe defines déjà vu as an “as if” experience that is accompanied by the impression of inappropriateness. He notes that there are dozens of different kinds of déjà vu experience that he divides into four different types. Associative déjà vu is the most common type and is non-pathological. As the name suggests, is based on psychological associations. Two pathological types of déjà vu are related either to epilepsy or to psychosis. The fourth type is based upon subjective paranormal experience. Neppe distinguishes between déjà vu and precognitive experience.
(Recorded on April 15, 2016)
Published on September 23, 2022