RE: The Quest for the Purpose of Life

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Wed Jan 30 2002 - 15:59:13 MST

Mike Lorrey wrote,
> Well, there was an interesting bit on the most recent episode of "Law &
> Order", where a child witnessing a heinous crime imagines that they
> dreamt about it before it happened, the shrink analysing the kid says
> that this "Omen formation" is a typical coping mechanism that kids have
> to exert a semblance of solipsistic control over the world around them.

There was a similar study about Deja Vu feelings. People couldn't predict
future events, but as the events occurred and afterwards they swore they
knew about them beforehand. What the researched decided was that the brain
was storing them memory with a wrong time-stamp! They were memorizing the
events as they happened, but recalling the new memories in such a way that
they believed they were older. For whatever reason, they felt like they
happened before a long time ago instead of being linked with the current

Harvey Newstrom, CISSP <>
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